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Food & Beverage

Here you can find all information about a F&B internship in our hotels. Please take your time to read the vacancy! If you would like to apply, you can click the orange button above or at the bottom of this page. Via this button, you will also find an overview of the available internship positions per hotel. The internship positions that are available for the F&B department:

  • BBL Apprentice Service
  • Food & Beverage
  • F&B Supervisor
  • F&B Office Management

For this internship position, we are looking for a student who will be joining our team for at least 15 weeks, for 4 or 5 days per week. Furthermore, to qualify for this internship position, it is important that you speak the language of the country where the hotel is located. For internships in the Netherlands and Flanders, therefore, you have to be able to speak Dutch fluently to qualify for this internship position. For our international hotels, a fairly good command will suffice.

BBL Apprentice Service Trainee

Are you the sparkling personality who makes our guests shine? As a BBL Trainee in Service, you are fully integrated into the team. Together with your colleagues, you do everything to provide our guests in one of our restaurants with an amazing experience.


As a Host/Hostess, you work in a Van der Valk hotel. You inform and advise your guests on dishes. You aim for results and consider it essential to do your job well. You are service-oriented and, therefore, take into account the guests' wishes. You also work meticulously and hygienically. You are resilient and willing to go the extra mile during busy times. As a Host/Hostess, you carry out tasks as instructed by the supervisor. This includes:

  • A perfect preparation. You have set the tables with the right tableware, cutlery, and glassware to create a cozy atmosphere. You know exactly which guests have reservations.
  • Welcoming our guests with a radiant smile.
  • Serving them in a courteous manner.
  • Providing all the information about the fantastic dishes on our menu.
  • Preparing and serving the tastiest drinks.
  • Offering professional and personalized service in the breakfast area, à la carte restaurant, conference, and banquet rooms.
  • Preparing meeting rooms, including setup, technology, and catering.
  • Setting up, running, and dismantling events.
  • Preparing and assisting with large buffets.
  • Working with the cash register system.
  • Listening to our guests' wishes because together, we aim to exceed their expectations!


This internship opportunity is available as a BBL apprenticeship for a program at an ROC (Regional Training Center) or as an internal BBL training program. If you are pursuing a BBL program at an ROC and wish to intern at Van der Valk, please apply using the button at the bottom of this vacancy. If you are not currently enrolled in a program but would like to work at Van der Valk and pursue a BBL program simultaneously, please leave your details via the button at the bottom of the page or apply through one of our vacancies on www.valk.com. More information about our internal training programs can be found at www.valkopleidingen.nl!

F&B trainee


Are you that sparkling personality that makes our guests shine? As an F&B Trainee you are fully part of the team. Together with your colleagues, you do everything to give our guests a great experience in one of our restaurants.


You do this by:

  • Having a perfect preparation. Beforehand you have decorated the tables with the right tableware, cutlery and glassware. You know exactly which guests have reserved.
  • Welcoming our guests with a radiant smile.
  • Serving them properly.
  • Telling everything about the fantastic dishes on our menu.
  • Preparing and serving the tastiest drinks.
  • Providing professional and personal service during breakfast, in the a la carte restaurant, the conference rooms & party halls.
  • Preparing meeting rooms, this includes setup, technology and catering.
  • Setting up, running and cleaning up of events.
  • Preparing and running large buffets.
  • Working with the cash register system.
  • And listening to the wishes of our guests. Because together we want to exceed the expectations of our guests!


Working at the toucan means working a the most hospitable hotel chain of the Netherlands*. Your positive attitude fits in perfectly with this. You are ambitious, you like to work hard and you want to work in a team.

F&B Supervisor


Are you a real team player, bursting with energy and able to motivate and manage colleagues in a positive way? Are you also passionate about good food and drinks? In this case, the role of F&B Supervisor Trainee suits you perfectly.


As F&B Supervisor Trainee, you will be busy with the following:

  • You are responsible for the daily business of the restaurant and/or banqueting rooms and you make sure that everything runs smoothly.
  • You speak to guests in an appropriate and hospitable way. Due to your friendly, professional and fast services, guests will want for nothing.
  • You make sure that your colleagues feel happy at work and you manage the F&B team in a positive way. Needless to say, you also roll up your sleeves yourself.
  • You lead daily shift briefings.
  • You assist in keeping operations manuals up to date.
  • You prevent, correct and handle complaints, possibly with some needed improvising and always with positivity.


You are a real team player, enthusiastic and service-minded. Your radiant smile is contagious. You look forward to being able to take the next step in your career at the most hospitable hotel in the Netherlands*.

Is one of these internships exactly what you are looking for? Apply via the orange button down below!

* In April 2019 Van der Valk came in third for the Customer First Awards. This makes Van der Valk the third most customer-friendly company of the Netherlands, after De Efteling and Coolblue.



what we offer

You will join the most beautiful hospitality family

You will be working in a fun and dynamic environment with friendly colleagues

Staff discounts within Van der Valk Hotels & Restaurants

Good and personal internship guidance

Development opportunities in a versatile internship

An appropriate internship allowance