Position: Founder & Operational Director
After studying Small Business & Retail Management, Mathijs ended up at the Pathé cinema chain. After working for a number of years, including a contribution to the opening of a new cinema in Arnhem, he started his own business. De Staat Bar & Keuken, an all-day restaurant concept on the Markt in Arnhem, opened in 2017. Because of all the ambition and the gap in the market, he has taken the step to set up his own employment agency for chefs. Started with a number of small assignments in 2019 and has now developed into an unmissable player in the market. As operational director he is mainly concerned with the growth of the company. Which means; the expansion of our partnerships abroad and the overall growth of our team.
Position: Founder & Financial Director
With Administratiekantoor De Liemers, a family business that offers administrative and tax services, Niek's experience and contribution are indispensable within I-Cooks. The work behind the scenes is at least as important as for the scenes. This has contributed to the fact that we are affiliated with the NBBU, the trade association for professional intermediaries in the labor market. We have also earned the quality mark from SNA, Stichting Normering Arbeid. This quality mark has been developed for the temporary employment sector to limit the risks of the work of hirers and employers.
Position: Project manager
With a background in the hospitality industry, started in the young, dynamic and above all ambitious I-Cooks. Jeroen started as a recruiter and contact person for relations. But the rapid development of I-Cooks opened up the opportunity to grow within the company as a project manager. There is a whole process from the moment the candidate has accepted the proposal until after the first working day. This is one of the responsibilities of this position.
Trained in the field of tourism and worked for this industry for years. With a perfect command of the Spanish language and the ability to make people feel at ease quickly, the interviews are conducted by Anna. All I-Cooks employees who come to the Netherlands, after careful screening in their own country, are the first to contact our recruiter. By asking the right questions and gathering information about the possible candidates, the best matches are made.
With Elena's Spanish background, communication becomes a lot easier between I-Cooks and the relations from Spain. Daily contact is maintained and expanded with recruitment partners and candidates we work with. Many of our employees enjoy being able to speak to someone in their own language who can help them. This removes a barrier to communication.
Position: HBO Graduation intern
I-Cooks has all the papers necessary to supervise students. An MBO or HBO education, if we have opportunities, we are open to help in the development of young, ambitious students. For a graduation assignment from Small Business & Retail Management in the context of market development, Jelle is busy supplying an insightful document that I-Cooks can build on.