Yvette’s Kitchen, and the woman behind it, is already hugely well-known in Amsterdam
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Oosterstraat in Groningen will soon welcome its newest culinary offering: Yvette’s Kitchen. Yvette Dorsiel is a well-known chef, restauranteur, and social commentator who begun her culinary career in Groningen in the 1990’s. As reported by Sikkom.
Whether due to more adventurous local tastebuds, or just a wish to be in a big city, Dorsiel’s career really took off after moving to Amsterdam, to the Bijlmer area. Her restaurant in Amsterdam is a social enterprise, offering volunteer work to various people from the local area.
Indeed, Dorsiel seems to have the mind of a social campaigner as much as a talented chef, having presented a live chat programme about social issues ranging from teenage mothers, to domestic violence, to medical disasters. She has also been involved in setting up various socially-helpful institutions, including a network to give newly-arrived people free Dutch lessons.
Yvette’s Kitchen is likely to offer up a menu inspired by both the Caribbean and also countries like Suriname, Bolivia, and Ecuador; including snapper, goat stew, and papaya-flavoured sweet treats. The restaurant will open at Oosterstraat 28, once refurbishment has been completed.