Satisfy your customers' appetite

Our own catering experts ‘The Basement Chefs’ cater to every need, from the individual guest to a party of 60,000. With a focus on superb quality, inspiring ambiance and great hospitality in Event, Congress, Exhibition, or Visitor Catering. With the sustainable Heart-warming concept we are serving authentic food and pure products.

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The Basement Chefs of RAI Amsterdam

There is a whole network of tunnels and cellars below the RAI. At the heart of this exciting underground world you’ll find the kitchens where the Basement Chefs perform their art.

From gala dinners to conferences and exhibitions – the catering department of the RAI offers a wealth of options, excellent logistic skills and the flexibility to make any event a culinary success.

Delicious, sustainable and prepared with passion. Leave it to the Basement Chefs!

The Basement Chefs

Basement Chefs


Event catering

Lunches, drinks, dinners and parties for both small and large groups; RAI Amsterdam has everything required to make your trade fair participation 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!

Staff catering

We offer various catering options for your stand staff during set up, the event itself and take down. In addition to the restaurants that are also open to visitors, we can set up a separate staff restaurant for you. Catering orders can also be delivered to the stand on a day and at a time of your choosing.

Stand catering

RAI Amsterdam’s catering service takes care of all the food and drinks for you both at your stand and for your stand’s staff. Catering products can be ordered via the webshop. Specific catering wishes can be passed on through the Exhibitor Services department. You can place your catering order by e-mailing: or by calling Exhibitor Services on +31 (0)20 549 1928


RAI Amsterdam has five restaurants: THE ROAST ROOM, the First Floor Restaurant, the Holland Restaurant, the Grand Café and Café Amsterdam. These restaurants are open depending on whether or not there is an exhibition or conference taking place with the exception of the Grand Café THE ROAST ROOM, which is open from 09.00hr in the morning. In addition to these restaurants there are various food & beverage outlets in every complex which are taken into operation by, among others, La Place, Mamasia and Sjaak Zwart during exhibitions and conferences.