Working at Alma

Anybody who’s studied in Leuven knows that Alma is the place to eat for students. We operate from 16 locations, ranging from small to large, and we are not confined to Leuven and Heverlee, but operate in Kortrijk and Limburg too. We serve about 700,000 meals and 850,000 sandwiches and snacks a year. Less well known is that we handle about 15,000 small and large-scale catering jobs for the university at conferences, seminars, meetings, parties and other events. Altogether we have a workforce of some 150 employees, supplemented with temporary workers and students.



Job description

As cook you are responsible for preparing meals at the establishment. You will organise the hot and cold food from preparation to standard service in the restaurant. To this end you will monitor and manage all aspects of portion size, hygiene, quality, etc. You will report to the head cook and the kitchen operations manager.


In addition to your specialist professional training (cook or the equivalent through experience) you will have a good understanding of the food preparation and processing equipment used in the kitchen. Knowledge of HACCP and FIFO is essential.

As personal attributes you will have good organisational skills and a flexible attitude. You are naturally inclined to lead the team in a results-oriented manner.

Educational requirements

TSE 3rd grade Hotel

Language skills

Dutch (good)

Employment background

Some experience (< 2 years)


  • Permanent job
  • Open-ended contract following trial period
  • Full-time, Monday to Friday & occasional weekend work

Place of employment

Alma Student Restaurants & Catering
Celestijnenlaan 97
3001 Heverlee

Where and how do I apply?

By letter or
By email;
Contact: Mrs Patricia Achten

Job students

Are you an enthusiastic student? Do you enjoy pitching in? And would you like to earn a little extra? As it happens, we’re looking for help from someone like you!

Are you free to work one or more days a week? Do you prefer flexible hours? It’s all possible at Alma.

We offer a wide range of responsibilities... You might be operating the till, doing the washing up, preparing fresh sandwiches or serving customers an delicious meal from the buffet counter. Or you might also work for the Alma promo team (**fork man, food bike, food truck, flyers...).

Are you interested in working for us? Would you like to apply for a job?

Send us your CV and cover letter

by letter: Alma, attn. Human Resources, Celestijnenlaan 97 (bus 4032), 3001 Heverlee
by email:

For more info please call 016 32 92 81
Your application will be processed quickly and professionally.