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My oldest daughter turned 6 over the weekend! Every year, I like to capture all her info in a chalkboard, and we can look back and see how she’s changed and grown over the years. But the kids aren’t the only thing being captured in these boards!! It’s also fun to see how my own lettering has improved over the last 6 years with more practice. Which board is your favorite so far? Do you like the color or black and white? What about my sweet girl—can you believe how much she’s grown up in the last few years?! 😭

#TheStoriesBeginHere – with Vianna, our Food and Beverage Management Operations Trainee

An important movement is ‘women to the top’, and even though Vianna, our Food & Beverage Management Operations Trainee, is just starting her career, she has the drive to get herself there!

As a F&B Trainee she is working behind the scenes as one of the few women on our kitchen team. Whether she is ordering products, assisting in administration, brainstorming innovative menu ideas – Vianna enjoys the diversity and the quick pace of the F&B department, but mostly thrives when she works in our Pastry department. As long as what she is doing allows her to express her creativity, you will find Vianna smiling.
Her drive? Showing the world females can also run a well-respected fine dining restaurant. Now, we will do our part to get her ready for her ride to the top.

#TheStoriesBeginHere – with Camille, one of our waitresses at the Peacock Alley and @GoldfinchBrasserie.

Describing Camille in just a few words is not that hard – she is friendly, sweet and passionate. These beautiful characteristics are perfect fit to deliver our True Waldorf Service.

Born in Genève, Camille grew up speaking French, German and Italian and thanks to her mother being from Argentina, she may add Spanish to that list as well. It would not surprise you, her favourite part of the job is the conversations she has with our valued guests from all over the world.

She thrives on anticipating to our guests needs in all our different Food & Beverage outlets, being mindful to every detail. What truly excites Camille are the sweet treats of our pastry chefs and how to make these. To absorb as much knowledge on the Patisserie profession she often comes in early to join our pastry team and master some new skills. You might say, Camille fell in love with hospitality since the start of her career at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam and soon will continue pursuing her dream in hospitality by studying in Switzerland at the prestigious Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.

#TheStoriesBeginHere – in Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

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#TheStoriesBeginHere – with Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

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Coffee Mood - Hi Anne, @annemaxzuid we believe in the art of slow living and our happy bunch of coffee enthusiasts who try to make you feel at home in a very nice way. Enjoy your Thursday with us and make sure you grab a window seat ❤️ Max
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Sunday Vibes- Hi Anne, it’s summertime again. Time for Sunny early morning coffees and lazy breakfast brunch gatherings with the one you love. The Spring is opening up the table to the people around you. ❤️ Max
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Mood of the day- Hi Anne, In our cozy space filled with light and wood you’ll find the perfect spot for coffees and fresh food run by lovely people who enjoy serving you a taste-full experience ❤️ Max .
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Join Donna as she unveils the mysterious past of Glasgow.. Blythwood Square, Glasgow (also my home for 12 months last year) was in fact a place where 4 of Scotland's most infamous murders were committed within an area of 1 square mile. Hence the name square mile of murder.
Here Donna, remembers the Madeline Smith Story who murdered her lover.
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Coffee love- Hi Anne no one exposes this love more than Sharon. She lives for coffee, along with the entire spectrum of coffee brew methods. When Sharon is not making delicious coffees @annemaxzuid she works as a freelance event planner for a variety of occasions, both large and small. Do I see you tomorrow? ❤️ Max
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Café Culture- Hi Anne, today is the last day Ilya is working here. If you wan’t to taste her famous coffees this is your last chance. Thanks for all those nice moments together Ilya and good luck with your new job ❤️ Max
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Hi Anne, @annemaxzuid we believe in the art of slow living and our happy bunch of coffee enthusiasts who try to make you feel at home in a very nice way. Enjoy your Saturday with us and make sure you grab a window seat ❤️ Max
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#TheStoriesBeginHere – with Gul, one of our Guest Service Supervisors.

As a Guest Service Supervisor, you are the helicopter of the hotel; you land in case of need. As Supervisor, you assist all your colleagues to provide our valued guests True Waldorf Service. From serving warm towels at check-in or fresh take away coffees at check-out, to sharing the story of our six 17th century canal palaces, there is always plenty to do. Gul is always aware of everything happening in the hotel, ready to lend a hand.
Raised in a big family with three younger brothers, Gul established unique character; she always likes to take care of other people. One of the things that make her day is surprising other people with really simple things. In her free time, you will find Gul in the shops. She loves to buy gifts, always going the extra mile to make sure she finds something her friends would like. Afterwards, she cannot wait for the day when they open the gift.

Gul also loves learning foreign languages is it is a way to communicate more and more with people. We are happy she is here to communicate with our guests to make them feel like home.

#TheStoriesBeginHere - with Evelien, our Marketing Trainee
After four hotel internships in front of house, Evelien’s goal was to find out what went on behind the scenes. She was always curious how to create an identity and awareness around a brand like Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. That made it an easy decision for her to apply for an internship in the Marketing department. "The first eye-opener I had when I started in the Marketing Department half a year ago was about all the tasks of marketing. " The best part of the job is supporting all the different departments. Every day is different; one day Evelien is standing in the kitchen assisting with a photo shoot, the next day she is designing a flyer for an upcoming event, or she is working on the best content for our Social Media channels. Times flies when you are having fun and that makes every day an exciting challenge for Evelien.
When she is not working out in Vondelpark, you can find Evelien in Amsterdam’s newest cafes enjoying a coffee or good food. Exploring the world and experiencing new cultures is the next task on her to do list.

I don’t like this New Years resolution in which everybody tries to eat healthy. It’s February and I give up, so from now on it’s pancakes and sweets again.. #bingbing #bingbingontour #pancakes #gohilton #waldorfastoria #neworleans #thestoriesbeginhere #newyearsresolution

#TheStoriesBeginHere - with Michelle, our Guest Service Supervisor

Michelle returned to the Netherlands only six months ago, joining our Front of House Team in welcoming our guests.
After a 6-year adventure in New York, studying Hotel Management at New York University and the beginning of her career at The Waldorf Astoria in the Big Apple, she followed her roots back home.
With us, she spends her days creating unique experiences for our guests, ensuring each and every stay is flawless. She was born to provide True Waldorf Service as she thrives upon this; always looking for a small and special detail that inspires our guests to treasure the moment for their entire lives.
Who knows better how to create these moments than Michelle, who is always on the lookout for these experiences herself. Travelling and looking for the added value in life is her passion. This year she reached her own goal by visiting 25 countries in 25 years. We hope her desire to move abroad will hold back a little, so she can keep on complimenting to the visits of all of our guests at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.

#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….

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