Our story


A culinary playground

Kanteen25 is a culinary playground where we celebrate good food, connection, young talent, and quality. We see food as the carrier of true connection: we cook, we eat, we share, we make memories. 

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We turn our kitchen into a culinary playground to serve good food with a big pinch of creativity. With a no-waste mindset, we maximize the value of our ingredients and use everything we can to create beautiful dishes. Our recipe for the best mission:

100 grams of locally sourced ingredients
a big pinch of creativity
12 chefs from all over the world
100% quality

We are...

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Simple Pleasures

We believe in the importance of enjoying the good things life has to offer: good food, good sleep, good company, a good view, and making good memories.

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We see food as a beautiful expression of the human desire to tell stories and connect with loved ones. We want to celebrate this connection.

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We are carriers; of serendipity, of quality, of simple luxury. We let you find the unexpected, we strip away the background noise to show you the simplicity of quality. We carry the open space for you so you can express your creativity.

Cooks25 participant


We believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity for a better future. In collaboration with City of Amsterdam, we developed Cooks25: an in-house hospitality program turning refugees into talents in the commercial kitchen. After trainees complete the program, we place them in a company within the field of hospitality.



We always have the drive to work with inspiring partners that share our vision. We learn and grow with every step we take, and we want to be transparent about your food. That’s why we proudly tell you the story of our suppliers.

Varkenshouderij De Herkomst

Pig Farm De Herkomst

De Herkomst produces sustainable pork, of which the CO2 emission is equal to the production of meat substitutes. Founder Dirk wants to change Dutch culture when it comes to food waste and eating meat. Not by banning it, but by linking it to Dutch cuisine.

MOMA milk


MOMA is passionate about putting sustainability into practice and making sure Amsterdam-made milk is consumed in Amsterdam too. Now also available at Kanteen25.



QueLicious imports high-quality wines and food products from Spanish family businesses. Their mission is to be a link between the producers in Spain—that create fantastic foods and wines—and the gourmets in the Netherlands.


Saru Soda

At Saru Soda, they take enjoyment seriously. Fair ingredients, a beautiful brew, and exciting flavors. That’s why they work with organic cane sugar, get the best quinces in the Amsterdam area, and personally stand in front of the boiler to make sure their syrups are seriously delicious.


Food to Impress

Family business Food to Impress believes that everything you eat should have character and taste. That’s why Food to Impress supplies fresh quality products to Kanteen25—from traditional home-smoked salmon to beautiful artisan delicacies from Italy.


Korenmolen de Zandhaas

Korenmolen de Zandhaas grinds all kinds of grains—the authentic way. Their mill, dating back to 1779, grinds grain by sheer wind-force between millstones. This grinding method ensures high-quality products.

Buffalo mozzarella

Buffalo Farm Twente

At Buffalo Farm Twente, buffalos and single cows are raised and milked. They started in 2009 with 38 pregnant buffalos and now have a herd of buffalos, from calves of a few weeks of age to 15-year-old buffalos. In 2011 they started processing their first buffalo milk, and they decided to start making fresh organic buffalo mozzarella in 2012.

Instock market

Instock Market

Instock Market was founded in 2014 by Selma, Bart, and Freke, and they have been putting food waste on the menu in various ways ever since—with their restaurants, catering, product range, and cookbooks. Instock now consists of a large, enthusiastic team that shares a love of food and a dislike of waste.