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Chef / Kokk


Norway, Oslo


Norway, Oslo

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We are looking for someone dynamic, warm, and professional, who will play a crucial role in creating the Sommerro experience, which is defined by community, authenticity and our shared conscious attitude towards sustainability. The successful candidate will work efficiently alongside the management team as part of a  strong and effective department that will oversee the running of our food and beverage offerings including our events catering, breakfast, room service and  three  of our in house restaurants:  Ekspedisjonshallen, an all-day dining outlet with a menu of classic brasserie favourites, Tak & Izakaya our Japanese Nordic concept by Frida Ronge from Tak Stockholm and To Søstre, an elegant venue that serves afternoon tea by day and champagne and oysters at night.

What you’ll do

  • Maintaining the integrity of our brand’s standards in line with the Head Chef and sous chef in your department
  • Support the Head Chef/ Sous chef with ideas and techniques while striving to innovate and evolve the menu development
  • Have a firm grip on maintaining Sommerro’s food quality and food waste standards
  • Make sure that the guest experience is at the heart of what you do

The qualifications we’re looking for

  • Experience in a similar role, as part of a fast-moving culinary team in a busy and dynamic environment
  • Have a good understanding of the business with a proven track record of working in large teams across multiple outlets 
  • Fluency in English or a Scandinavian language
  • Relevant qualifications
  • You must have a relevant passport or visa to work in Norway

The personal attributes we’re looking for

  • A passion for hospitality, food and trends
  • You’re up for working as part of a dynamic team
  • Excellent communication skills and an eye for detail
  • Warm, professional, and approachable towards guests, helping to make their experience as memorable as possible
  • Strong organisational skills and a structured, precise and reliable approach
  • The ability to take on a large work capacity and multi-task under pressure
  • A true passion for creativity and a desire to adapt, learn and try things differently

What you’ll get out of it

  • A competitive package with plenty of opportunity for professional and personal development
  • Flexible working hours and varied work days with the possibility of full time or part time work
  • The chance to work in a creative, highly professional and rewarding environment
  • Great staff  benefits across the Strawbery family

Please mark your application with the department of interest;

  • Ekspedisjonshallen
  • TAK / Izakaya
  • Private dining/ Conference
  • Breakfast
  • Canteen/prep
  • Pastry
  • Villa Inkognito
  • Extra help

Sommerro, situated in the former headquarters of Oslo Lysverker, marks the revival of a 1930s landmark in one of Oslo's finest neighborhoods. Sommerro is the latest venture from Nordic Hotels & Resorts and Strawberry (formerly Nordic Choice Hotels) in Oslo.

Oslo's first neighborhood hotel is a game-changer, redefining the hospitality industry with a strong focus on culture-hungry locals. Sommerro stands as a community in its own right, featuring 231 rooms and suites, meeting and event spaces, a neighborhood hub of restaurants and bars, a library, a private cinema, a subterranean wellness area, and the city's first rooftop pool, sauna, and terrace – a year-round destination with sweeping views over Frogner and the Norwegian capital.

Our guest promise and vision are: "We give ENERGY to the city."

Our values are: LIGHT (guidance, training, and knowledge) - POWER (support, collaboration, and leadership) - WARMTH (welcoming from your heart).

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Howell

Director of Food & Beverage
+47 483 55 184

Application date:  30,04,24
Employer: Sommerro
Type of employer: Hotel, restaurant
Start date: Ongoing


What’s in it for you?

As part of of Strawberry, you will get the best employee benefits of the industry.

A culture to cherish

A culture to cherish

Our people always make guests their top priority! Our warm and welcoming atmosphere creates the right setting for you to flourish and work your magic. You will get the freedom you need to perform your tasks and solve problems as they arise in the best way you see fit. A strong team spirit and family-feeling foster a culture of collaboration. And when there’s something to celebrate, we make sure to have some fun! In larger cities, we also regularly host after-work events to allow colleagues to mingle. How do we achieve all this you may wonder? We believe it’s down to the fact that we’re a diverse crowd full of energy, courage and enthusiasm. That’s how we create extraordinary experiences every single day!

A culture to cherish

Job security for peace of mind

Job security for peace of mind

When you work with us, we’ll take your whole life situation into consideration. We offer good job security through collective agreements and insurances, as well as paid parental leave, holiday leave, wellness allowance, attractive pension plans and competitive salaries. We’re there for you.

Job security for peace of mind

Room to grow

Room to grow

With more than 200 hotels across the Nordics, we offer you endless opportunities for career progression! Would you like to work full-time, part-time, a few hours here and there, or perhaps only a season? We have room for you, no matter where you’re at. We encourage creativity and curiosity, and we make every effort to foster a culture of learning for professional development. Ready to take your next career leap within the company? We applaud you and will help you achieve this! An academic degree isn't the most important thing for us. If you have the right mindset, we can certainly promise you a bright future!

Room to grow

Explore more

Explore more

We encourage you to get out and explore all that life has to offer! So, we always give numerous discounts to you and your friends and family at our hotels, bars and restaurants. As part of Strawberry, you get four FREE nights at our hotels each year* To remind you just how important you are, we’ll always do our best to offer you an upgrade! And on top of that, we’ve also partnered with other companies to give you sweet deals on air travel, charter holidays, car rental and lots more. 

*If you are employed on a contract for at least 20% of full-time working hours.

Explore more

Open mind, open hearts

Open mind, open hearts

Our heart beats for the world around us. To meet global challenges, we support the transition to clean energy, and we recently opened the first zero-energy hotel in the Nordics. We seek to use organic produce and have championed the elimination of unsustainable palm oil. We promote equal rights above all and are proud sponsors of Pride. Regardless of your ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, disabilities or age - our doors are always open.

Open mind, open hearts


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