The book “Flavors of Life” is a collection of inspirational biographies, sharing the stories of 62 entrepreneurs from around the world. Ranging from a famous Swiss drummer to an American ballet dancer to those who grew up during the apartheid in South Africa or in a small village in the mountains of Nepal, they are connected by a common thread: all own a restaurant in Amsterdam. To them their lives are normal – just everyday events and choices – but their experiences are unexpected and fascinating. Read more about what in particular inspired this book.

  • Discover how these diverse individuals landed in the same city, in the same industry, with a shared passion – a love for food

  • Gain an appreciation for the variety of restaurants in Amsterdam, the city of canals

  • Learn how food and the customs surrounding it crosses cultures and unite us

  • Follow their personal journeys and be inspired



Nicolas Castagno

Scandinavian Embassy
Country of origin: Argentina | Read more…


Sergio Seibert

Bakers and Roasters, Los Feliz
Country of origin: Brazil | Read more…


Castro Machuca Family

Cafe het Paleis and Restaurant Singel 101
Country of origin: Chile | Read more…


Juan, Pedro, and Hector Mouneu

Los Pilones
Country of origin: Mexico | Read more…


Madjidan Abdoel

Country of origin: Suriname | Read more…


Gary Feingold

Cafe Belcampo and Gary’s Deli
Country of origin: USA | Read more…


Blaine Hamrick

Blaine’s Amsterdam
Country of origin: USA | Read more…


Noah Tucker

Fraiche Hospitality
Country of origin: USA | Read more…


Nelys Velazquez

Tasca Bellota
Country of origin: Venezuela | Read more…