May 31, June 1 & 2 2024

May 31, June 1 & 2 2024

Floris van Straalen

Floris van Straalen was only 15 years old when he started a part-time job as a dishwasher. It was the beginning of the culinary path he chose to walk: from volunteering at the Michelin-starred restaurant Linnen, to working at renowned restaurants such as Oud Sluis, Pure C, and Vinkeles. Nowadays, he unleashes his creativity at Restaurant VanOost.

The world has always been a playground and learning ground for Floris. With great mentors (such as Sergio Hermans and Dennis Kuipers), he has mastered the art of cooking and learned about entrepreneurship. Today, the world around him continues to be a source of inspiration.

He starts with a story and then translates his vision into new dishes. With a desire to do everything just a little differently, he creates a culinary experience that goes beyond the dish and is unique in its kind.

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take a bite?

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!