temporary project space wanted for food art matters

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for various food art projects and eating experiences we are looking for project spaces. please let us know if you have space available or know interesting space for us.

please note: we are not looking for restaurant space. it’s about art and concepts.


portfolio: orange … the new black?

spicy carrot soup by de culinaire werkplaats

what. during 2014 fifa world cup brazil we decided to create an unpredictable eat’inspiration with a focus on the results of our national football team -just like before in june 2010-. the result of every match played by the dutch national team determined the colour(s) of a dish: orange, orange-black, or black.

the results.

  • 1st dish (above + below) inspired by the 1st match and our dutch roots: cold, spicy carrot soup, a carrot foam topping and marinated carrot ‘balls’.
  • 2nd dish (below): spicy sweet potato, orange lentils and dried mango.
  • 3rd dish (below): spiced bell pepper and flowers.
  • 4th dish (below): marinated skin of melon, melon ‘balls’, foam with fresh mint and orange powder
  • 5th dish (below): marinated blackberries, black venere rice, sweet black beans and balsamico vinegar
  • 6th dish (below): roasted apricots, orange juice pearls and zest of tangerine.



june-july 2014: exhibition plant power

a forest apple found in amsterdam, part of the project 'the beauty of ageing'

a forest apple found in amsterdam, part of the project ‘the beauty of ageing’

exhibition plant power. 

  • de culinaire werkplaats was invited by standup gallery the hague to participate in the group exhibition plant power (june 13 – july 11, 2014).
  • the exhibition was about demonstrating the diversity and potential of the plant expressed in art, design and food.

contribution by de culinaire werkplaats.

  • a remake of dark powers, a project about the hidden talents of dark chocolate.
  • mourning bread rolls for nadia, an example of marjolein’s emotion.bread.
  • a selection of marjolein’s photography projects (60 cm x 40 cm) showcasing three ongoing projects:
    • give peas a chance #03, a call for more peas, beans and lentils on a plate
    • the beauty of ageing, revealing how beautiful and inspiring the process of ageing can be
    • onion powera project demonstrating the versatility of the humble onion (in cooking, for your health, and as a natural dye)
  • and some samples of fruit & vegetable paper.


  • besides projects by de culinaire werkplaats plant power exhibited the work of renee boute, meisje met de zaag, barro & tim, the dutch weedburger, veggie in pumps, biofutura, whitney lemasian, and denise roobol.

fruit d’or – food art for pup mag #2

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click on the above photo to view all images of this production.

the challenge. we were invited to participate in a food art shoot, food & jewellery, for the 2nd edition of PUPMAG. #2, a cultural conceptual magazine.

the new luxuries.in our daily work as food conceptualists we focus on vegetables, fruits and specialty grains. every day we enjoy the beauty of these earthy gems. for us vegetables, fruits and grains are the jewellery, the new luxuries on the dinnerplate of the future. from this perspective it is rather logical to combine food & jewellery in a food art shoot.

the food art shoot. on may 16th, thamar lugthart (PUPMAG.) teamed us up with lonneke van der palen(photography), dineke van den heuvel (styling), frances krol (make up), frédérique olthuis (nails) and leonie op het eijnde (hand model).

PUPMAG. #2 is launched on june 19th, and in stores since july 20th, 2014. PUPMAG. issues 2 editions per year.


july 4 – aug 30, 2014: wake up

due to success prolongued until august 30, 2014. on august 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014 we offer you the last chance to experience the 2nd limited edition of this eat’inspiration (limited seatings). flyer eatinspiration wake-up

each july our eating experiences are inspired by our motto food = fashion and the summer edition of fashion week amsterdam. this year you can expect from us an outlook on fashion, or rather on haute couture, on coffee haute couture!

the contemporary way of producing, selecting, roasting, brewing and drinking coffee has the same allure as fashion. the renewed attention to the exotic coffee bean closely follows the current trend of fashion & interior: a penchant for the past and for foreign countries is reflected in all kinds of exotic designs and accessories. the revival of coffee has also led to the trendy coffee bars and the new profession of coffee sommelier.

wake-up, the eat’inspiration.

  • inspirational source: the coffee bean;
  • consists of five dishes: 3x savourish and 2x sweetish;
  • the 5 dishes of wake-up are inspired by our selection of 5 coffee producing countries, namely: costa rica, ethiopia, guatemala, brazil and sumatra;
  • in addition, we explore in wake-up 5 different single-origin coffee beans and you can experience at least 5 times a new perspective on coffee.
  • all our selected coffees consist of 100% arabica beans contain 70% less caffeine than robusta coffee beans.
  • please note: if you are not into coffee – please book the decaffeinated version.

wake-up, the limited edition.

  • products in our shop. the “breakables”, coffee flowers, dust, pearls, etc.
  • where + when. from mid-august-september 2014 in our studio.

the practical details

  • the menu. click on the following link for the menu of the eat’inspiration wake-up  in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. shot the aperitif. sleeping beauty (non alcoholic);
  • period. july 4 – august 2, 2014. due to success prolonged: last chance on august 9 – 16 – 23 or 30, 2014
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-23.00 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76 of by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl;
  • the pricetag. decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats. for the time being this will be the last eat’inspiration without a price tag.

food problems/wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes when you book your eat’in experience. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu. it is a challenge for us to prepare something very special and inspirational for you.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.

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