Wanted: Experienced chef

Lead our Kitchen Team

We're on the lookout for a chef ready to take charge of the Mediamatic ETEN restaurant. If you have a passion for plant-based cuisine, food design, and experimentation, and if you're keen on leading our next creative dinner experience, we want to hear from you!


In de keuken van Mediamatic ETEN - Anisa Xhomaqi

Mediamatic ETEN

We are not just a restaurant, but part of art centre Mediamatic that focuses on new developments in art, science and biology. The experiments and creativity of our art projects always reflect in our kitchen. We grow our own herbs and edible flowers, experiment with preservation techniques like fermenting and drying and create dinner experiences that tickle the senses from taste to touch. The food we serve is 100% plant-based, and composed with locally sourced products and seasonal vegetables.

What do we offer?

As our new chef you will be responsible for creating and leading the kitchen team, and help to develop our next artistic dinner experience.

We offer:

  • Opportunity to develop and lead your own kitchen team.
  • A unique experience in an unconventional and artistic restaurant.
  • Room to experiment with food and preservation techniques.
  • Accessibility to our greenhouse and garden with herbs and a variety of edible flowers. 
  • A wide national and international network in art, culture and bio-design.
  • A spacious kitchen and bar on the waterside, a unique location in Amsterdam. 
  • Free attendance to our cultural program.


  • Experienced and trained Chef.
  • Experienced in plant-based cuisine.
  • Background/interest in art and design.
  • Financial accountability with regard to purchasing goods and personnel costs. 
  • Teamwork-oriented with strong leadership abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • HACCP certificate.


Are you enthusiastic after reading and do you feel you are the right match for us? We are looking forward to meeting you, also if you don't meet all the requirements! Send your CV and small motivational letter to with the subject 'application Head Chef‘. Please send all files in PDF format.

Questions? Please email us at


Ambiance and impression of the Mediamatic restaurant -


Edible flowers, salad and onion sauce - Course 2 - Picking Elizabeth Vasilyeva

With: Jans Possel

Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven


Fermentation Pots - Filled with different fermenting herbs and vegetables. Made by our chefs at Mediamatic ETEN. Anisa Xhomaqi


Growing food in the Aquaponics system - Petrina harvesting some herbs to be used in the restaurant of Mediamatic ETEN. Anisa Xhomaqi


Mushroom - kitchen - Life moments in the kitchen. Photographs taken by Giulia Menicucci.


Two of our chefs picking fresh herbs in Hortus Dijkspark - Filippo Iannone


Mediamatic ETEN - plant-based restaurant - Sandra Ruiz Castroviejo


Mediamatic ETEN - plant-based restaurant - Sandra Ruiz Castroviejo