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March 2024
The finest treasures of the sea

Patrick 't Hart

When Patrick was only 12 years old, he was already helping in the kitchen, peeling and slicing potatoes. It's his passion and his life. He started working at restaurant De Engel, owned by Herman den Blijker, where they earned a Michelin star within 4 years. He has since become a household name in Rotterdam, running his own restaurant Zeezout for years, which was recently awarded that coveted Michelin star. For Patrick, quality is paramount; he only works with the finest from the sea. In this masterclass, he takes you through the selection of the very best fish. Learn what to look for when shopping and recognize the traits of fresh quality. Then, he creates true works of art with his innovative techniques and complex flavor combinations. A highly informative, interesting, and of course, flavourful masterclass about the sea!

Expected: March 2024
April 2024
French Bistro

Alain Caron

Alain Caron is known for his accessible cooking style and his ability to convey complex culinary concepts in an understandable manner. He has had a significant influence on the culinary scene in the Netherlands and has made a substantial contribution to the popularity of the French Bistro. He currently owns four restaurants in Amsterdam, including Café Caron, in collaboration with his two sons, David and Tom, In this masterclass, he will take you through the traditional way of cooking. Quality ingredients, simple techniques and straightforward cooking. It's the simplicity that truly embodies the strength of the chef. Discover the art of transforming simple, high-quality ingredients into exquisite creations that evoke the essence of France's culinary heritage.

Expected: April 2024
May 2024
Moluccan cuisine

Dennis Huwaë

Dennis Huwaë, chef and co-owner of Restaurant Daalder, is known for his eclectic cooking style that combines global influences with a progressive vision. With an impressive culinary career and a keen eye for detail, Dennis has made his mark on the Dutch culinary world. In his masterclass, he shares his approach to cooking, deeply rooted in his Moluccan heritage and enriched by international experiences. Dennis' dishes are a mix of traditional techniques and modern innovations, turning simple ingredients into extraordinary creations. In this masterclass, Dennis teaches you the essence of cooking. He shares his secrets for turning simple, high-quality products into extraordinary culinary creations. Discover his vision and be inspired by his unparalleled craftsmanship.

Expected: May 2024
Voorjaar 2024
Italian Cuisine

Sarah Puozzo

Due to her Venetian family, the Italian kitchen became an indispensable part of Sarah Puozzo's life. She evolved into a leading culinary journalist, TV chef, and expert on Italian food culture. Her stories take readers on a journey through the rich culinary traditions of Italy, highlighting traditional flavors, historical backgrounds, and regional nuances. Making pasta, in particular, became a great passion, and in 2020, she earned the title of Master of Pasta in Italy. Shortly thereafter, she founded the first Pasta Academy in the Benelux. All of this makes her the ideal instructor for this Italian masterclass. Join in and buon appetito!

Expected: Voorjaar 2024
Spring 2024
Simple gastronomy

Jacob Jan Boerma II

Step back into the culinary world of Chef Jacob Jan Boerma during his second masterclass. After the great success of his first masterclass and the many enthusiastic reactions and photos of his dishes, a second masterclass was of course inevitable. What the theme will be, we will keep secret for now! But we can already tell you that it will be stunning and creative dishes with a gastronomic twist. Let yourself be guided by the passion and expertise of this renowned chef, and discover a world of flavours that will enchant you. Cook like a professional, share Jacob Jan Boerma's unique signature and create an unforgettable experience at home.

Expected: Spring 2024
July 2024
The 5 Japanese cooking techniques

Hokkai Kitchen

Kuniyoshi Ohtawara is a Tokyo-based chef who has been working in the Netherlands since 2005 to spread Japanese cuisine to the Dutch population. He is the head-chef of restaurant Hokkai Kitchen in IJmuiden. Hokkai means northern sea and reflects what the restaurant is all about: fish from the North Sea. In the Masterclass, Kuniyoshi is going to explain you all about the five basic techniques in Japanese cuisine called Goho. For example, Kuni will tell you how "Nama" (cutting fish) works, and teaches how to properly cut the most beautiful fish yourself. You will also learn all about North Sea fishing and how we actually get all those beautiful fish.

Expected: July 2024
Summer 2024
Plant to plate

Wim & Jos

In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, you will find restaurant De Kas (The Greenhouse) in park Frankendeal. A former greenhouse from the early 20th century forms the backdrop for this beautiful restaurant. De Kas is famous for its farm-to-table concept, with the gardens in Amsterdam and the Beemster forming the soul of the menu. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are grown directly in their own greenhouse or produced locally. The culinary duo Jos and Wim previously received a Michelin star at restaurant Rijks. Now, at Restaurant De Kas, they also received a Michelin star and even a green Michelin star. In this masterclass, they share their philosophy for sustainable and seasonal cooking and you will discover their unique approach to gastronomy.

Expected: Summer 2024
Summer 2024
Fresh and crisp cuisine

Yornie van Dijk

The Basiliek in Harderwijk is now a household name and Yornie van Dijk knows that all too well. He worked as Rik Jansma's sous-chef for 3.5 years and last year he himself was handed the keys to the successful restaurant. In that one year, he quickly made a name for himself: he received a Michelin star as well as two awards: Young Chef presented by Michelin and New Chef on the Block, presented by Gault&Millau. With his young team - the average age is under 21 - he has taken the renowned Basiliek to a new level. His cuisine is characterised by fresh flavours, with seasonal produce. In this masterclass, you will get to know this young and ambitious chef and get a unique insight into his kitchen.

Expected: Summer 2024
Fall 2024
Modern French Cuisine II

Michael Nizzero II

After his successful first masterclass in which Michael Nizzero shared with you his signature dishes, a second masterclass was bound to happen. This time, he goes back to basics and teaches you some simple techniques and recipes from French cuisine that any home cook can use. He then shares some of his vegetarian favourites, showing how versatile you can cook without meat or fish. It is Michael's mission to pass on his knowledge to as many culinary epicureans as possible, and this passion is reflected in his masterclass. Learn all about modern, vegetarian French cuisine with Michael Nizzero.

Expected: Fall 2024
Summer 2024
Food styling and photography

Food styling special

Instagram is filled with it: beautiful photos of scrumptious dishes. Without actually tasting the dish, your mouth is already watering. But at home, it is not always easy to prepare your dish so beautifully, and somehow you might not even manage to get it right in the photo. A pity, because after a day of hard work in the kitchen you want it to look as tasty in the photo as it does in real life. That is why in this masterclass you will not only learn how to arrange your dishes beautifully, but you will also get wonderful tips and tricks for the ultimate food photo. Great food photography goes hand in hand with the careful styling of the food and the use of light. Learn all the fundamental skills that will leave all your friends hungry after seeing your food photos.

Expected: Summer 2024