An interview with Sam Hilkens

Who: Sam Hilkens What: Assistant Food & Beverage Manager Age: 28 What does your function entail? Mostly I am responsible for all big events at The Dylan, so all private bookings. Besides that, I am...

An interview with Roel Ruijs

Who: Roel Ruijs What: Director of Rooms and F&B Age: 36 What does your function entail? I oversee the Food & Beverage, Reception and Housekeeping departments. This means doing a lot of planning...

Best Beans

This is a story about a unique collaboration between Restaurant Vinkeles and one of their favourite suppliers: Original Beans. A unique, Dutch chocolate brand that aims to restore the biodiversity of forests by...

Sommelier on Tour

Early this month I had the opportunity to visit South Africa together with 8 colleague sommeliers. After a cold and grey start in Amsterdam we arrived on the Southern Hemisphere. The winter has been replaced...

Love for Wagyu

Last year Vinkeles’ main meat supplier Nice to Meat received a golden medal in the World Steak Challenge. Butcher Mikel Pouw owes that title to his longstanding commitment to bring Wagyu beef to Europe. We met ...