#TheStoriesBeginHere – with Maite, one of our All-Around Food & Beverage Waitresses
Whether she is serving our delicious Afternoon-Tea in our Peacock Alley, delighting guests with a lovely dinner in @goldfinchbrasserie, or surprising people with beautiful cocktails in our @vaultbaramsterdam, as long as Maite may provide a smile to our guests, she shines in her job.
Maite became fascinated by high quality cuisine and high-end service the moment she moved to the capital Amsterdam. After her art studies in the south of Holland, she accepted her first job at restaurant Rijks at the Rijksmuseum as a waitress. This culinary and art filled environment planted the seed of working in the service industry instead of the world of art.
Inspiring guest chef visits and the use of a variety of ingredients from around the world drew Maite’s attention. One example, Margot Janse, introduced Maite to the African cuisine using ingredients like baobab, bushu and honeybush. It is the originality of these cuisines that energize Maite, to not only serve the dishes, but to tell the story of every component on their plate by traveling the world and knowing its origin.
Now she gets to learn from the international environment in the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, where she recently passed level two of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
We hope she has many more stories to tell about the heritage of wine and dishes to our guests….