Food and beverage

We love to inspire you and delight your senses. We're passionate about food; its quality, its taste and most importantly that it matches your needs and satiesfies your appetite. Our chefs create a wide variety of menus and catering styles, prepared with precision,using local, authentic products. From on-the-go meals to classic recipes or sophisticated dishes - enjoy delicious menu options for your event. With the sustainable Heart-warming concept, we are serving authentic food and pure products for diverse types of events and exhibitions.

Together with you we make a tailored proposal, co-conceptualise menus and deliver suitable advice for your event.

  • 5 permanent restaurants
  • 500+ events catered with food & drinks each year
  • in-house catering department
Basement Chefs

Event catering

Lunches, drinks, dinners and parties for both small and large groups: RAI Amsterdam has everything required to make your event a success! We love to co-conceptualise creative concepts in which quality, inspiration and experience play an important role. Your specific wishes will be mutually discussed and incorporated into a tailor-made proposal. Together, and using our expertise and knowledge of the latest trends, we will create your event from the culinary delights on offer to the ambiance and the entertainment. We’ll bring your event to life!

Stand catering

Make it easy for you and your exhibitors. Our webshop provides everything they need in a few clicks. The catering order will be delivered to the stand on the ordered day and time.
View an example of the webshop here >>

Tailored advice? Your exhibitors can always reach our Exhibitor Services department via:
telephone +31 20 549 1928 and/or e-mail

Exhibition, congress and meeting-catering

We’re passionate about food: its quality, its taste and most importantly that it matches your needs and satisfies your appetite. Our kitchen is focused on international cuisine with an Amsterdam twist. With this in mind, we always set out to inspire and engage with imaginative, exciting and flavourful catering concepts. Our ‘Menus and Moments’ are affordable all-in concepts, offering a wide variety of easy classics, created with precision, using local, authentic products. From on-the-go meals to classic recipes or sophisticated dishes, enjoy delicious menu options for your event.


Restaurants and café’s

RAI Amsterdam has five permanent restaurants: the First Floor Restaurant, the Holland Restaurant, THE ROAST ROOM, Grand Café and Café Amsterdam. Located between RAI Amsterdam and the Beatrix Park, Strandzuid is located. A unique city beach with beach pavilion and terrace overlooking the RAI harbor where the city is buzzing! Alongside these restaurants there are various food & beverage outlets in every complex which are taken into operation by, among others, La Place, Daily Italy, Mr. Sister en Mr. Grill during trade fairs and conferences.

Heartwarming Amsterdam

A chef and his mission
Several years ago, the Basement Chefs made a concrete decision to work with local producers from the Amsterdam Metropolitan region wherever possible. “It’s important to be aware of the small things one can do to make the world a better place, both now and in the future,” says executive chef Rientz Mulder. The producers we work with guarantee daily fresh, animal-friendly, sustainable and tasty products that are grown and made on a small scale. Moreover, the short distance from the production location to the RAI guarantees that the food is super fresh while also reducing CO2 emissions and traffic on the roads.
The combination of our choice to work with regional producers and other sustainable decisions and partnerships we’ve established have been blended together in the regional Heartwarming Amsterdam catering concept. This allows us to realise any catering demands with regional and/or seasonal products, and to make a clear statement of our intention to benefit society.

Sustainable and conscious choices
The Heartwarming Amsterdam concept includes partnerships with many suppliers in the region. For instance, the tomatoes used for products such as our own RAI ketchup are produced by the Stadskwekerij Osdorp urban farm. In addition to fresh & healthy vegetables, the farm provides meaningful activities and training to its employees. For a tasty bit of cheese, we purchase goat’s cheese from the Ridammerhoeve farm in the Amsterdam Forest, just 14 minutes from the RAI.

Sustainable concepts and behaviour
We believe that sustainable concepts should go hand in hand with sustainable behaviour, which is why we procure our products economically and provide a weekly three-course meal to some fifty guests at the Salvation Army facility in Amsterdam North. The lunch is composed creatively from the remaining usable food from our central kitchen. In addition, any leftover food like fruit is donated to the Amsterdam Food Bank, and we also work with the Humanitas foundation to ensure almost no food is wasted.