new arrival: ztrdg keukentafelboek no 1

ZTRDG, a well-known dutch on-line food magazine has also an off-line version:  the  ZTRDG kitchen table book No 1. It’s a collection of recipes,  great food heroes, restaurants and shops.

The super thick ZTRDG kitchen table book No 1 costs € 25,00 incl. vat, and to our regret only available in dutch.

Now also available at de culinaire werkplaats, one of the many food friends of ZTRDG.


9 november 2011: puur restaurant week 2012 award ceremony

from november 14 – 20, 2011 it was pure restaurant week 2011 in the netherlands, previously known as the fair trade restaurant week.

de culinaire werkplaats is one of the participants of this restaurantweek and one of the 6 nominees for the award ‘the purest restaurant of nl 2012’. the other nominees are: aangenaam (haarlem), fifteen (amsterdam), merkelbach ( amsterdam), de veldkeuken (culemborg) and natuurlijk (egmond aan zee).

the jury report on de culinaire werkplaats:

de culinaire werkplaats combines sustainability and creativity inimitably. the entrepreneurs do everything to make guests feel and experience how great it is to elevate sustainability to art. (martine zuil, jurymember and chief editor misset horeca & catering).

to our regret we could not be present at the award ceremony. we congratulate all the nominees and the winner ‘natuurlijk’.

pure restaurant week is an initiative of, max havelaar and msc.


10 nov 2011: launch chocomania – the body shop

on november 10, 2011 the body shop launched ‘chocomania’  to the dutch press.  chocomania is a collection of body products varying from  body scrub to shampoo in which fair trade chocolate is the main ingrediënt.

de culinaire werkplaats hosted the event and made especially for the launch 5 noshes and nibbles.

starting point for these bites are the textures of the various products, and all the edible ingrediënts used in chocomania, such as sesame seeds, olives, coconut, and off course dark chocolate as the leading character.

an installation illustrated that chocolate consists of an enormous amount of components, over 800, such as vitamins, minerals, all kinds of antioxidants, etc.


november 2011: spoons full of honesty III

in need of a portion honesty? in that case de culinaire werkplaats is ‘the place to be’ in november. come and experience the eat’inspiration spoons full of honesty  and meet the various flavors of  honesty. how about a coupe innocence or a piece of ‘no frills’ and check out our stolen from… dish. perhaps we do it somewhat too honest this month.

the occasion: de culinaire werkplaats is one of the participants of  puur restaurantweek (previously the fairtrade restaurantweek) from november 14 – 20, 2011. in the first week of november we also have scheduled an activity for fairtrade@work.  so we decided that the inspirational concept for november 2011 is honesty. meer…


wedstrijd: (h)eerlijke smaken

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we hear very often people say that they can taste that certain ingredients are organic or not

with respect to our november theme ‘honest’ our guests can not only enjoy our eat’inspiration spoons full of honesty. we offer from november 11 – 26, 2011 every guest the opportunity to participate  in a blind tasting of vegetables and fruits.

we are extremely interested who can taste the best (non) organic ingredients, the (non) fair trade ingredients or regional products.

the results and the winner will be announced at the end of november 2011.  the winner receives an eat’inspiration for 2. meer…


nov 2011: interview essen taste magazine

hereby a link to the interview with marjolein in the online magazine essen taste.


Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

Sometime next year we will be publishing a book about this unique place.

 eric meursing