june 7- july 29, 2018: experience the life and works of vincent van gogh in 5 or 7 dishes.

the eat’inspiration rising sun is a tribute to the much-discussed and eventful life and works of Vincent van Gogh, a true avant-garde artist in search of the art of the future.

an artist that consists of a very special mix of enthusiasm, unruliness, talents, honest concern for the working man and with a fascination for nature and japanese art.

an artist who is so much more than its artifacts: potatoes, sunflowers, a piece of ear and absinthe.

so join us in june and july 2018 and discover Vincent’s ideas. we also created a number of cocktails inspired by the many café visits by Vincent.

book, join us and work out for yourself if you are a Vincent or not.

practical details.

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration rising sun
      • click on the following link for the menu of the regular eat’inspiration rising sun (pdf).
      • € 47,50 per person.
      • 5 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks  
    • POSH eat’inspiration rising sun
      • click on the following link for the menu of the posh eat’inspiration rising sun (pdf).
      • has to be booked at least 1 to 2 days in advance. 
      • € 67,50 per person.
      • 7 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration rising sun
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period 
      • june 7 – july 29, 2018
    • opening hours
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • by appointment only for groups of at least 15 persons.
  • reservations strongly recommended. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • for 1 – 6 person(s):
      • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred time, dietary preferences, number of persons, preferred time, type eating experience: regular/posh/vip) 
      • by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl
      • your booking is definite as soon as you have received a confirmation e-mail from us.
    • for >6 persons (click on the following link for more information):
      • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred time, dietary preferences, number of persons, preferred time, type eating experience: regular/posh/vip) 
      • by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl
      • in case of availability we send you an e-mail + payment link (PayPal) for 50% of the menu cost.
      • your booking is definite as soon as we have received your down payment and you have received a confirmation e-mail from us.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can write us an e-mail or 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.
 

march 22-june 2nd, 2018: in the mood for some flower power in 5 or 7 courses

prolonged until june 2nd, 2018.

in the mood for some flower power?

“the dutch” and flowers, tulips in particular, are often mentioned in the same breath. this special connection goes way back to the dutch golden age. during this era many new, exotic flowers and plants were introduced in the netherlands. at the peak of the golden age tulip bulbs even caused the very first speculative bubble, known as tulip mania.

today, the netherlands is often referred to as the “flower shop of the world”.  

flowers are connected to many areas of our everyday life: for instance art, craft, design, fashion, spirituality, emotion, symbolism, traditions, folklore, commerce, science, technology, botany, etc. 

for many centuries artists, artisans, botanists, gardeners, flower growers and trades men are inspired by all kinds of flowers and plants. this we have taken as the perspective for our eat’inspiration ‘flower power’.

so we would like to invite you to join us for a journey in which we explore this special relationship between “the dutch” and flowers, from flower growers to artists and designers, in 5 or 7 courses.

 the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration flower power
      • click on the following link for an indication of the menu of eat’inspiration flower power (pdf)
      • € 47,50 per person.
      • 5 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks  
    • POSH eat’inspiration flower power
      • click on the following link for an indication of the menu of the POSH eat’inspiration flower power (pdf)
      • has to be booked at least 1 to 2 days in advance. 
      • € 67,50 per person.
      • 7 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration flower power
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period 
      • march 22 – may 27, 2018
      • please note: closed on sunday april 15th, sunday april 22nd, and sunday may 6, 2018
    • opening hours
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours – appointment only
      • on mondays and tuesdays only open for groups of at least 20 persons
      • on wednesdays only open for groups of at least 15 persons.
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can write us an e-mail or 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.
 

jan 18 – march 18, 2018: fake or real? in 5 or 7 dishes

ever nibbled on a masterful forgery? spooned out a bubble? had a “natural” beauty on your plate? grab your chance and join us for this one of a kind eatinspiration ‘fake or real?’ and explore with us the flimsy line between fake and real.

currently two seemingly opposite trends are operating side by side:

  • real: 
    • on the one hand one notices there is a strong urge for a pure, honest, transparent, natural, authentic way of living; in other words a search for a real, a genuine life.
  • fake: 
    • on the other hand the world of fakeness ruling. in our daily lives we stumble over fake facts, fake images, fake identities, fake foods, etc., etc. nowadays we even have awards for the biggest cheaters and fakers. 

after a closer look you will notice that we treasure both authenticity and phoniness at the same time, so  fake + real are in essence two sides of the same coin. 

we are looking forward to welcoming you for this playful dinner experience fake or real?

 the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration fake or real?
      • click on the following link for the 5 course menu of the eat’inspiration fake or real? (pdf)
      • € 47,50 per person.
      • 5 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks  
    • POSH eat’inspiration fake or real?
      • click on the following link for the 7 course posh menu of the eatinspiration fake or real? (pdf)
      • has to be booked at least 1 day in advance. 
      • € 67,50 per person.
      • 7 courses, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration fake or real?
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period 
      • jan 18 – march 18, 2018
    • opening hours
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • 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.

 

 

job openings – vacancies

 

in february 2018 we’d like to expand our small team. mostly for the restaurant activities of de culinaire werkplaats, and in some occasions for our food art installations and catering.

  1. prep chef (no evenings)
  2. combo: waiter with kitchen skills/affinity 
  3. vegetable chef /entremetier

 

introduction of de culinaire werkplaats

  • de culinaire werkplaats is
    • a design studio with a restaurant section and an art space
    • for contemporary plant-based food concepts and eat’inspirations
    • at the intersection of food, art and design. 
  • at the restaurant section we break with the rules of traditional dining.
  • it’s all about re-thinking in a playful way the future and the dinner plate of the future in particular and flavour this with a great love for vegetables and storytelling.
  • already for 9,5 years we take our guests on theme-based journeys by creating edible stories that change every 2 to 3 months (set menu 5 or 7 courses).
  • and have a fully open plan kitchen.

 

1. PREP CHEF (no evenings)

your recipe to success:

  • proven experience as prep cook; training from a culinary school will be an asset.
  • enjoy working with vegetables, and good chopping skills.
  • able to operate various cutting tools and kitchen utensils.
  • proven experience in preparing simple dishes.
  • work precise. clean and organised.
  • have knowledge of the dutch language.

responsibilities:

  • follow the prep list of our chef de cuisine.
  • prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping vegetables, etc.
  • undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.
  • prepare simple dishes/components of dishes, etc.
  • maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.
  • ensure all food and other items are stored and labelled properly.
  • follow nutrition and sanitation guidelines.
  • perform other kitchen duties as assigned.

when:

  • 2 or 3 days per week: from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

how to apply:

  • if you are interested, please do mail us your resume and explanation why you would like to join our kitchen team.

please note:

  • we are not looking for trainees, internships, or persons without relevant experience, etc.

 

2. COMBO: WAITER WITH KITCHEN SKILLS/AFFINITY.

from february 2018 we wish to extend our small team with a waiter with kitchen skills/affinity or a chef/cook with interest in serving guests.

your recipe to success:

  • experience in working in the hospitality industry.
  • want to combine contact with guests with some kitchen activities.
  • adding some personal flavour and touch. meaning: you will not back away from casual and genuine conversations with our guests from near and far.
  • enthusiasm, motivation and a hands-on mentality.
  • an international state of mind + a teamplayer.
  • great language and communication skills in english and preferably in dutch.

responsibilities:

  • welcoming guests.
  • present drinking menu + sneak peek, and provide information when asked.
  • prepare tables.
  • take and serve some of the drink orders, make and serve the theme-based cocktails.
  • assist the chef with plating up the various courses/dishes.
  • serve the food according to the way how this is done at de culinaire werkplaats.
  • communicate all the time within our small team.
  • maintain a tidy restaurant area.
  • follow all relevant health and sanitation guidelines.

when:

  • 2 or 3 days per week: from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

how to apply:

  • if you are interested, please do mail us your resume and explanation why you would like to join our team.

please note:

  • we are not looking for trainees, internships, or persons without relevant experience, etc.

 

3. VEGETABLE CHEF/ENTREMETIER

from february 2018 also like to extend our small team with a vegetable chef/entremetier.

your recipe to success:

  • professional cookery/catering training
  • at least 3 years experience in a hotel, restaurant or catering kitchen.
  • passionate about vegetables.
  • haccp is your middle name.
  • experience with both traditional as contemporary cooking techniques.
  • work precise with a hands-on mentality.
  • an international state of mind.
  • like to work in a fully open plan kitchen, and to have real contact with guests.
  • good language and communications skills in english and preferably in dutch as well.

when:

  • 2 or 3 days per week: from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. 

how to apply:

  • if you are interested, please do mail us your resume and explanation why you would like to join our kitchen team.

please note:

  • we are not looking for trainees, internships, or chefs without relevant professional training, etc.
 

dec 1, 2017 – jan 14, 2018: experience some typical dutch matters & habits in 5 or 7 courses

hi … do you have 10 seconds?
what are the 1st things that cross your mind when you think of the netherlands.
 
no doubt that you associate this small country with windmills, tulips, cheese, bicycles, clogs, van gogh, rijksmuseum, and …. you probably did not forget our infamous  amsterdam red light district and “coffeeshops”.
 
with the eat’inspiration “typical dutch?” we invite you to discover more about several other  but just as iconic dutch matters and habits together with the typical dutch flavours of the holiday season.

the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration typical dutch?
    • POSH eat’inspiration typical dutch?
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration typical dutch?
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period 
      • nov 30, 2017 – jan 14, 2018
      • not on new year’s eve, as we present on this date our one day only eating special “2017 – 2018”.
    • opening hours from november 16th, 2017
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • 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.
 

dec 31, 2017: a one day only new year’s eve eating special

on december 31 we say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018.  

new year’s eve is for many of us a moment of reflection on what happened during the year in our personal lives and in the world as well.

on this special night we share with you some of this year’s highlights in 5 courses, which are inspired by some remarkable and trending news items.

to give you a small appetizer: ever nibbled on some fake news or denial? ever had some bites of a dutch master or tasted the typical dutch way of bending the rules? 

if not, in that case you are cordially invited to celebrate with us the last moments of 2017 in a very playful way. 

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • one day only eat’inspiration 2017-2018
  • opening hours.
    • december 31, 2017: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
    • by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • 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.
 

sept 18 – nov 26, 2017 on the menu: experience “the dutch + water”

‘the dutch’ and water are closely linked. for ‘the dutch’ water has even become part of their cultural identity.

to give a small impression:

water management runs in the genes of ‘the dutch’. draining their country and keeping their feet dry is a process the dutch started centuries ago and continue to do to this day.

in winter time -for instance- the dutch conquer the frozen water with their ice skates.

and … during the dutch golden age commerce was thriving because rivers and seas offered the opportunity to travel to all parts of the world, which influenced the dutch cuisine.

water inspires since centuries dutch artists, farmers, tradesmen, scientists, engineers, etc. etc. 

the eat’inspiration dutch waterworks explores in a playful way an ad random selection of water matters to showcase the evolving and interesting relationship of ‘the dutch’ with water. 

the practical details

  • menus + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration dutch water works
    • POSH eat’inspiration dutch waterworks
    • VIP or UBER POSH eat’inspiration dutch waterworks
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet or another surprise, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period 
      • sept 18 – nov 26, 2017
    • opening hours from november 16th, 2017
      • thu-fri-sat : 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, preferred arrival time, any dietary wishes, phone number)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • 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.
 

june 29 – sept 17, 2017 on the menu: in search of excellence

please note: prolonged until sept 17, 2017.

the eat’inspiration dutch masters is part of our project ‘dutch icons’, in which we try to determine the dutch dna

during dutch masters we are in search of excellence. we take you on a journey along the works and ideas of some dutch golden age painters as well as several more contemporary dutch master talents that are active in all kinds of fields.
 

so perhaps we invite you to nibble on a rembrandt or van gogh. or… have a piece of a master singer or pianist…..

who knows….

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration dutch masters
      • click on the following link for the menu of the eatinspiration dutch masters (pdf)
      •  € 45,00 per person incl. vat.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks.
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration dutch masters
      • click on the following link for the menu of the uber posh eat’inspiration dutch masters (pdf).
      • the über posh eat’inspiration is bookable from the last week of july.
      • has to be booked at least 2 days in advance. 
      • € 97,50 per person incl. vat.
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet, excl. additional drinks.
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • june 29 – sept 17, 2017
    • openingstijden (please note: new opening hours)
      • thu-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. –  10 p.m. 
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • 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.
 

march 23 – juni 11, 2017: explore some dutch flower power in 5 or 7 courses

due to success prolongued until june 11, 2017.

“the dutch” have an interesting and powerful relationship with flowers.  

this special relationship goes way back to the dutch golden age. during this era the tulip bulb was introduced to the netherlands and at the peak of the dutch golden age this intriguing bulb caused the first speculative bubble ever, known as ‘tulpomania’. 

for many centuries dutch artists, botanists, gardeners, flower growers and trades men are inspired by all kinds of flowers. flowers are connected with many areas of our existence: art, craft, design, fashion, history, spirituality, emotion, symbolism, traditions, folklore, commerce, botany, etc. 

so we would like to invite you to join us for a journey in a nutshell in which we try to reveal this special relationship between the dutch and flowers, from flower growers to artists.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag
    • REGULAR eat’inspiration dutch flower power
      • click at the following link to get an impression of the menu dutch flower power (pdf).
      •  € 45,00 per person.
      • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
    • UBER POSH eat’inspiration dutch flower power
      • click at the following link to get an impression of the über posh menu dutch flower power (pdf).
      • has to be booked at least 2 days in advance. 
      • € 97,50 per person
      • welcome cocktail, sneak peek + topping, 7 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a spoom, personal tour through the storage room (food art gallery), a booklet, excl. additional drinks
  • period + opening hours.
    • period
      • march 23 – prolongued until juni 11, 2017
    • openingstijden (please note: new opening hours)
      • thu-fri-sat : 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
      • sun: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • 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.

 

 

march 23, 2017 – jan 14, 2018: what’s cooking next?


 
ever nibbled on some tulips or sipped from a unique mix of dutch masters? 

we are very keen to share our upcoming dutch adventure with the world. the next months all our food, art and design activities aim at exploring and defining the so-called Dutch DNA. 

during this journey we will be addressing a selection of dutch icons and classics through eating experiences.

when & what.

from march 23, 2017 until the beginning of january 2018 you are more than welcome to participate in our journey along all kinds of dutch issues during a 4-part series of eatinspirations.

we will be creating different eat’inspirations, food narratives and eating experiences at the intersection of food, art + design which will result in a new abstract look at the netherlands, and showcases the features of the Dutch DNA in particular.

dutch icons is an ongoing research project of de culinaire werkplaats. marjolein and eric offer you through their one of a kind eating experiences a unique, abstract and contemporary view on The Netherlands and on the Dutch DNA in particular.
 

 
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