exhibition ‘beyond black’ due to success prolonged

due to success we prolong the exhibition “beyond black” in our art space the storage room for the last time until september 16, 2018

art space the storage room is a project by marjolein wintjes of studio de culinaire werkplaats. here you can experience food like art and with all your senses, it is a place for sensorial and experiential food art + design.

“beyond black”; the exhibition is the first exhibition created by de culinaire werkplaats, and this exhibition is addressing in a very playful way various black matters. so you can experience black with all your senses. the exhibition consists of various sculptures, small installations, and … above all there are several interactive stations revealing all kinds of black stories.

opening hours from june 2018 – september 16, 2018

  • saturdays: 2 pm – 6 pm 
  • closed during summer holidays: july 29 – aug 29, 2018
  • outside opening hours open by appointment only
  • during restaurant hours only open for guests that have booked the über posh eat’inspiration.


  • the art space is adjacent to studio de culinaire werkplaats. however, the entrance is through de culinaire werkplaats, corner fannius scholtenstraat 10 huis, 1051 ex  amsterdam, and j.m. kemperstraat 80, 1051 tv  amsterdam.


  • as you consume a part of the exhibition and because all the materials are temporarily we kindly ask you for a donation.

sept 26, 2017: marjolein speaker kick off food plat(e)form @ gerrit rietveld academie

for the kick off and the introduction of the food plat(e)form @ the gerrit rietveld academie marjolein was invited to share some food concepts and food art projects of de culinaire werkplaats to illustrate some aspects of the field of food art + design.

as food addresses all the senses eric made for the audience a bouquet of flowers out of strawberry paper. this way marjolein’s lecture did not limit itself to food for thought only.

the food plat(e)form is a student organized project by 1st year txt student parel strik

credits image: parel strik.


until feb 05, 2017: interactive food art exhibition “beyond black” @ the storage room amsterdam

interior of the storage room amsterdam

the storage room amsterdam,  a new project by studio de culinaire werkplaats, proudly presents:

  • the exhibition beyond black; black matters for all your senses.
  • from nov 24, 2016 – feb 05, 2017

the storage room is

  • world’s 1st project space dedicated to sensorial food art + design;
  • an initiative by marjolein wintjes (food conceptualists + co-founder of studio de culinaire werkplaats).

interactive exhibition beyond black.

the exhibition beyond black addresses in a playful and twistful way several ‘black matters‘ and goes beyond the concept of black as a colour. for beyond black marjolein made a selection of the black related conceptual food and eating experiences created by her for studio de culinaire werkplaats.

furthermore, she added a few new interpretations as well. so there are sculptures, small installations, collages, videos, etc. and … 5 experiential stations to make you meet black with more than your eyes only. this time you may look and touch.

you can nibble, sniff, sip, touch, chew, slurp, and…….. to give you a small impression:

  • black pearls: to try out and discover some of the new luxuries (experiential installation).
  • blacks in disguise invites you to explore and discover the taste of various blacks (hanging installation).
  • a bouquet of black addresses your nose with a selection of fragrances of black (wall piece).
  • a collection of black stills are a reflection on the end of food (collages). also presented in an experiential way.
  • colourful black showcases the colourfulness of vegetal blacks.
  • the couple’s motto is ‘food equals fashion’, so there is a black fashion icon/statement (installation) as well;
  • and there are some interpretations black and emotions,
  • etc. …

so the exhibition beyond black is about:

  • the beauty of nature and black plant power in particular;
  • the vulnerability of the eco-system;
  • the sensorial, associative, and symbolic powers of black
  • and new (eating) rituals.

why black?

  • black was the 1st theme explored at studio de culinaire werkplaats by marjolein and eric more than 8 years ago
  • ever since they are known as the people of the black food and black became one of their signatures.
  • during the past years they have discovered over 90 vegetal black ingredients,
  • and they explored numerous black issues in food concepts and/or food art installations, even political matters.

the storage room.

all the projects and works of studio de culinaire werkplaats inspire you to re-think the future, and the dinner plate of the future in particular. 

with this latest project “art space: the storage room” a long-cherished dream of marjolein comes true. at the storage room she can share her conceptual approach on food and the act of eating, by presenting food like art and in a more sensorial way.

this art space will address all kinds of themes and issues using the sensorial qualities of food + the act of eating.

exhibition beyond black 

  • period: nov 24, 2016 – feb 05,2017
  • what: black matters for all your senses.

opening hours 

  • thu – fri – sat – sun: 1 pm – 6 pm
  • outside opening hours. 
    • by appointment only.
    • groups:  min. 5 persons.

where – contact information.

  • the storage room: j.m. kemperstraat 80, 1051 tv  amsterdam
  • entrance through studio de culinaire werkplaats (corner fannius scholtenstraat 10 and j.m. kemperstraat 80).
  • phone: +31(0)6 39 76 9955 (marjolein wintjes)  or via de culinaire werkplaats +31 (06)54 64 65 76

admission fee

  • we kindly ask a donation of approx. € 7,50 per person;
  • why :
    • viewing the exhibition is only part of your visit, you taste, sniff, touch, etc., as well. so you consume part of the exhibition literally;
    • the exhibition is created with temporary materials so the exhibited sculptures, installations, have to be renewed/refreshed several times during the exhibition period.

pre announcement: march-april 2016 experience the new black

eating experience the new black

in march 2016 we will launch with the new black a new and unique way of experiencing food.

black was the first theme to present our view on food to the public. ever since we are known outside our venue as ‘the people of the black food‘. …. and that is why we once again choose black to be our kick-off theme for this new type of eating experience.

more soon…..



feb 12-13-14, 2016: eating special from amsterdam with love

flyer eatinspiration from amsterdam with love

there are many different stories about the roots of valentine’s day. most of these stories are about anonymous, secret and/or forbidden love.

valentine’s day evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines“).

this year we go back again to the roots of valentine’s day to celebrate all kinds of love or in other words to celebrate love. we dedicate a whole weekend to the eating special from amsterdam with love, and make you experience the heart of amsterdam, the city of ‘free’ love, in 5 courses.

an eat’inspiration

  • consists of 5 courses (3x savourish and 2x sweetish) with a few interactive moments
  • and is preceded by an edible sneak peek of the theme.

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • cocktails.
    • unchain my heart (alcoholic)
    • forbidden fruits (non alcoholic)
  • period. 
    • 3 days only: feb 12-13-14, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • friday, saturday and sunday:  7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations are at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.30 p.m.
  • price tag + payment.
    • € 42,50 per person, incl. v.a.t. and excl. drinks
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • in need of more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

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.



portfolio: conference design & innovation

eating experience bubble house

commissioned by shell we created an interactive morning eating experience for a group of international ceo’s who were participating in a conference about design & innovation.

the experience started with a presentation about the design & innovation strategies of shell, and various strategies in general.

thereafter marjolein introduced studio de culinaire werkplaats and the way here materials, techniques, etc. are explored in the quest of finding new tastes, new textures, new food pairings and new ways of eating.

for this morning session the inspirational source was dutch design. we selected the following 5 dutch design projects as inspirational source for the various eating experiences:

  • viktor & rolf: project zen garden
  • atelier nl: projects drawn from clay and fundamentals
  • jongeriuslab: coloured vases #3
  • dus architects: projects bubble building + 3d printed canal house
  • raaaf: vacant.nl

the session was closed with lessons learned.



jan 30-31 feb 1 2015: food experience @ frame store: is life like a box of chocolates?

is life like a box of chocolates?

the food experience. 

have you ever wanted to experience life in bites? or taste what life has in store?

invited by and in collaboration with frame store amsterdam we have created the 3-days only interactive food experience is life like a box of chocolates?  this food experience is inspired by the works of anna lomax and here project ‘event now‘ in particular.

we have selected ad randomly 5 big and small aspects/moments of life and translated these together with several characteristics of anna lomax into 5 eat’impressions.

capture the moment. 

we would appreciate it if you would take the effort to bring with you something that marks a very special moment in your life to capture this evening or afternoon in a temporary piece of art.

we are looking forward to welcome you at the herengracht 178, a typical amsterdam canal house, where frame shop since the end of october 2014 is located. during the food experience you can enjoy some works by anna lomax and the house as well.

practical details

  • menu: the ingredients will be published soon at this website.
  • when: jan 30 + 31 2015 from 19.00 to 22.00 hrs, feb 1st 2015 from 12.30 to 15.00 uur.
  • where: frame store amsterdam, herengracht 178, 1016 br amsterdam
  • the price tag: the food experience consists of 5 eat impressions (3x savourish en 2x sweetish) incl. a welcome bite + drink: € 50,00 per person.
  • reservations required: click at the following link to book via eventbrite.
  • dietary restrictions: we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes when you book your eat’in experience at the latest 1 day in advance, so it is possible for us to tailor the food experience for you. the easiest way for us to send us an e-mail: info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl subject: is life like a box of chocolates?

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.



nov 21, 2014 – jan 24, 2015: eat’inspiration in search of excellence…..

prolongued until january 24th, 2015
poster dutch masters

the eat’inspiration in search of excellence is inspired by our project during museum night amsterdam 2014 at the van gogh museum, and is part of our overall project dutch icons revisited. you can join us and experience five dutch masters in 5 dishes.

you can expect to find all kinds of masters on your plate. so you can experience a master hacker but also a golden age master like rembrandt van rijn. during this eat’inspiration we search for the success factors behind their masterpieces.

an eat’inspiration.

  • an eat’inspiration is a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click at the following link for the menu-of search in excellence in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. zen master (alcoholic) – the aperitif. (non alcoholic) master of seduction ;
  • period. november 21-22-28-29, 2014 – december 5-6-12-13-19-20-27, 2014; january 16-17-23-24, 2015
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-22.30 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings), by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76;
  • the price tag. you decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats.

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.

verlengd t/m 24 januari 2015.



dutch masters & master pieces

no-fingerprints by de culinaire werkplaats

in search of excellence is the 2nd eat’inspiration of our project ‘dutch icons revisited‘. on the image: no fingerprints.

no fingerprints is a tribute to a the dutch master burglar Aage Meinesz (aage m.), well known in the 70ties for his well prepared bank robberies using a thermal lance. at the end he was caught, but managed to escape. and… to this day the world is figuring out how he managed to do this.

the eat’inspiration ‘in search of excellence’ is the 2nd eat’inspiration of our project ‘dutch icons revisited‘.

the inspirational theme ‘dutch masters’ was triggered by our project during museums at night amsterdam at the van gogh museum.
the notion ‘master’ refers for us to all kinds of talents, skills and types of excellence. so for this eat’inspiration we selected 5 different expertises.
so for this eat’inspiration we selected 5 different dutch master talents. the eat’inspiration starts with an eat’cocktail inspired by a dutch master burglar, aage m. the other masters we addressed: rembrandt van rijn (painter), rem koolhaas (architecture), iris van herpen (fashion design), marcel wanders (product design).



exploring ‘how flat is the netherlands’

waddensea area


the eat’inspiratie anything but flat? has its focus on the question “how is flat is the netherlands?”. so we have selected randomly five iconic dutch landscapes of which we created edible impressions:

  • wadden sea area. in this area water, salt, sand, air and foam come together. for us the opportunity to showcase all kinds of dutch sea vegetables.
  • heathland (drenthe area). in this dish we merge the beautiful heath landscape with the peasant life as depicted in the early paintings by van gogh, bartje’s famous words “i do not pray for brown beans’ in a well known dutch book for children, and the era of the dolmens.
  • arable landscape. the netherlands is a country of growers and farmers. so in our opinion an arable landscape can not be missed out, so we created a landscape on which dutch root vegetables flourish.
  • the hilly landscape of limburg. this eat’impression is guided by a combination of elements, both present and past: coal mining, viniculture, beer and loess (limburg clay with a typical yellow-red color).
  • urban landscape. in the netherlands the amount of nature is decreasing and cities are claiming more and more space. in large cities one can spot significant changes in the street view. one of these changes has inspired us to a dish, a dish with a wink.

the question ‘how flat is the netherlands’ has yielded many interesting discussions. the 5 eat’impressions turned out to be a helpful approach to create a more nuanced view of dutch landscapes.

now we are in the process of visualising the result of the central question ‘how flat is the netherlands’ for the exhibition “dutch icons revisited.


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