May 31, June 1 & 2 2024

May 31, June 1 & 2 2024

Dorus Floris & Lendl Mijnhijmer

Dorus Floris
Dorus took his first steps in the hospitality industry in 2005, starting in a few modest restaurants. He aimed to raise the bar and set himself the goal of working at the highest level of hospitality while attending the Hotelschool in Amsterdam. After gaining experience in various Michelin-starred restaurants such as Jan Sobecki** and Lucas Rive**, he found his place at Hotel TwentySeven in the restaurant Bougainville as Chef de Cuisine, which had just opened its doors. One year after opening (2018), the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star. Now, Dorus felt it was time for a new challenge, the launch of restaurant ‘Showw!’ in Amsterdam. Together with his friend and business partner Lendl Mijnhijmer, they are ready for this exciting adventure, and visitors of BITE of Amsterdam can get a taste of what to expect at their restaurant!

Lendl Mijnhijmer
Lendl started as a dishwasher at Café ‘t Hemeltje in Bloemendaal. During an internship at Restaurant Terra Cotta, he became infected with the wine virus, where he first learned to taste wine. This passion remained dormant for a while. After this internship, he completed other internships in Paris at a Mercure Hotel, in Amsterdam at the Hilton, and in Cape Town at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay. Lendl gained significant work experience at Restaurant Waterproef in Scheveningen. At Restaurant Waterproef, he began his wine studies and participated in competitions, becoming a true sommelier. This led to his move from Scheveningen to Amsterdam, to Restaurant Bougainville at Hotel TwentySeven, where he worked for about 5 years as Wine Director & Restaurant Manager. Together with Dorus, his business partner, Showw will be his ultimate expression of his dynamic journey within the hospitality industry. Showw will be the place where Lendl can fully utilize his creativity, as it is far from exhausted.

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Your BITE ticket includes:

• Access to the festival grounds
• 100+ participating restaurants, chefs, bars, and brands
• Masterclasses and cooking classes at the Cooking School
• Tastings
• Various workshops and tastings at the Workshop pavilion

BITE of Amsterdam is your culinary highlight this year!