Who, what, where?
As of 1 January 2017, the University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences are rolling out a new concept for on-campus catering in association with Cormet.
As the universities’ new partner and main contractor, Cormet will be contracting local Amsterdam-based businesses to operate the various catering outlets on the different campuses throughout the city, for short pop-ups and more extended franchises.
But who are these local providers? And what and who can you find where? Allow us to briefly introduce the first entrepreneurs.
Sapje presses healthy veggie slowjuice, full of seasonal fruit and veg, and packed with spices, herbs and seaweed, all from local organic producers. Every day, Sapje lovingly makes delicious and above all healthy juice combinations that can help in improving or maintaining your health. All Moyee cafés will be serving Sapje from January on!
Too crooked, too thick, too little, too much ... too unbelievably great! Anywhere from 5–10% of all fruit and veg in the Netherlands is wasted due to 'poor looks' or overproduction. Kromkommer – a play of words involving cucumber (komkommer) and crooked (krom) – is out to right matters. So Kromkommer is bringing these funky-looking vegetables straight to YOUR plate, by hook or by crook! Kromkommer will be catering dishes at the various restaurants.
Bedford + Delancey
Since 1995, Bedford + Delancey has been making delicious American-style bagels, muffins, pastry, cakes and pies. The name comes from Bedford Street and Delancey Street in New York, the one and only Bagel City. The same city that inspired all the true American treats being brought to the Netherlands. Ingredients include cane sugars, Sucanat, organic blueberries, oatmeal and redcurrants, for instance. Bedford + Delancey treats are served at various UvA locations.
Rich Almond & Date, Creamy Coconut or Jolly Ginger & Apricot. All three are Ridiculously Good, and now available at the UvA and AUAS. Ridiculously Good chocolates are a combination of chocolates and candy bars. Made from the best Ecuadorian raw cocoa and pure fillings, they are all organic and responsibly sourced. Our aim is to let everyone enjoy a delicious chocolate snack – without that guilty feeling.
Drink tea in Sweden’s far north, the jungles of central Africa or on the boundless plains of the Middle East. The founder of CiTea travelled all over the world, visiting places that all have one thing in common: they are places where tea making is a ritual, connecting people and even saving lives in extreme weather conditions! CiTea was founded in 2013, and proved to be a combination of trust, enthusiasm, experience and knowledge of tea. CiTea is available at various UvA locations.
Dorstlust clearly originated from the need to introduce the Netherlands to drinks with character, drinks with a certain something that distinguishes them from those we already know. Why should you make do with a drink that you only really choose because there’s no alternative?
Mix it up! Dorstlust is available at various AUAS locations.
Double-decker gourmet toasties
Toastable loves toasties, but they have to be the real deal! Fresh bread, plenty of cheese and everything that tastes good in between, toasted to perfection and served with a heavenly dipping sauce. Chicken, bacon, curry, bell pepper and cheese; gorgonzola, pears, walnuts and balsamic; or goat’s cheese, courgette, honey, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Three slices of bread, two layers of toppings – these toasties are a full 8 cm thick! Come and surprise yourself at the University Library.
In 2015, twin brother and sister Raoul and Rivka began a new adventure at Science Park: Maslow. The aim: to become the living room for Amsterdam, a place where students and people from the neighbourhood feel at home. Maslow serves Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food made with excellent, healthy produce.
This local entrepreneur can now also be found on Roeterseiland. Enjoy a pita sandwich, delicious home-made hummus, lentil soup and eggplant salad.
Peperwortel opened in 1995, run by two friends, women with a love of cooking. Pepewortel can be found in Amsterdam across from the Vondel Church. Peperwortel has many faithful customers in the neighbourhood, and thanks to years of catering small get-togethers, major events and birthday parties, nearly everyone in Amsterdam has had a taste of Peperwortel.
The food they offer ranges from Mediterranean to Asian, and from Arabic to traditional Dutch dishes. One thing is certain though, the herbs are always plentiful and fresh! From now on you can get a taste of Peperwortel on Roeterseiland.
Freshly-cut organic skin-on chips, with a Spanish twist. With a range of toppings, including aioli, Andalusian sauce, fried jalapeño peppers, chilli con carne and Pata Negra flakes – real mayonnaise or ketchup are also available, of course. Nice and tasty, at the Science Park!
Sab Se Acha
This Surinamese caterer is a well known in Amsterdam. Freshly cooked roti, nasi, fried noodles, fried banana and stuffed barra; who is not a fan of these dishes? Sab Se Acha serves these traditional Surinamese cuisine now on the Science Park.