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Welcome!

The Lebanese cuisine is an ancient one, and can be traced back thousands of years to eras of Roman and Phoenician rule – but it hasn’t stopped evolving. Delicious seasonal vegetables, herbs, spices and oils make Lebanese food some of the healthiest in the world.

My name is Michel, and Lebanese food is my passion. Food by Michel offers catering for your home or office, and cooking workshops where I’ll teach you to make your favorite Lebanese dishes (and some of mine!). We also host several market-stalls every month, with some of the best falafel you’ve ever tried.

Welcome, and thank you for your visit!

Thank you for making such super delicious food for my birthday, everybody loved it! They especially liked the muhammara, hummus, pastry and baklava. We will send a picture soon of all your beautiful and wonderful food!! Annemiek

About Michel

I’ve been cooking professionally for 12 years, and as a hobby for a lot longer. Lebanon is known for many things, but anyone who has visited would agree that Lebanese cuisine is chief among them. I’ve run catering companies and headed restaurant kitchens, and now I focus on my own art, and hope to bring you something you’ll love.

I specialize in traditional mezza, but also have an inventive streak. Ever heard of mama ghannouj? Drop me a note if you’d like to try some.

Catering

Lebanese food is delicious, but takes a lot of time to make. A good table should cover a wide variety of mezza and dips, but with each dish taking between half an hour to two hours, pulling this off isn’t an easy feat.

I love catering. My company specializes in catering for wedding and small events, but I also love helping you host dinners at your home, or inviting you and a group of friends over to mine for a meal. Offering vary based on your needs and expected number of guests, but our service includes mezza, mains and desserts. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay between €15 and €45 per person depending on your requirements.

If you look below you’ll find some of my most requested items along with pricing information.
But if you’d like to learn more, just give me a call on 06 1445 9943 or fill out the contact form. I’d love to help you customize the package for your specific event.

Everybody really enjoyed your food and service. We had an excellent night, and we are glad we asked you for the catering. We’ll definitely ask for your services again.

Joost

Group packages are available for groups of all sizes and to fit all tastes and budgets. If you’re planning a dinner, the average package is about €18 per person and includes 9 pieces of mixed mezze per person, and enough dips and bread for everyone.

But the best package is the one that caters specifically to your requirements, so please get in touch with me and we’ll build one together.

Mezze (starters) and main courses

Pastries and sweets

Michel’s classes are fantastic!

Michel's classes are fantastic! We had a great time, learned a lot and had a lovely dinner. Highly recommended!

Karl

2017-05-08T11:24:05+00:00

Karl

Michel's classes are fantastic! We had a great time, learned a lot and had a lovely dinner. Highly recommended!

The best tabbouleh we’ve ever had!

Food by Michel is our favorite market stall. The sandwiches are amazing, and the tabbouleh is the best we've ever tried, anywhere.

Charlotte

2017-05-08T11:25:56+00:00

Charlotte

Food by Michel is our favorite market stall. The sandwiches are amazing, and the tabbouleh is the best we've ever tried, anywhere.

Lebanese kitchen is the best in the world!

Many thanks, also from my parents, for your wonderful cooking! We enjoyed it very much, it was very delicious!

Herman

2017-10-29T09:33:08+00:00

Herman

Many thanks, also from my parents, for your wonderful cooking! We enjoyed it very much, it was very delicious!

Marketplace

Markets are some of my favorite places, and one of our main activities. We have a permanent stand in three of Amsterdam’s busiest markets, and I’d love to give you a sample of our famous falafel if you stop by and say hello.

Biologische markt van Eesterenlaan

Head to the Biologische markt van Eesterenlaan every Wednesday to catch up with us. There’s a wide selection of fresh, seasonal mezza and dips waiting for you when you get here.

Biologische markt Minerva plein

We’re here every Friday, offering hummus, labneh, baba ghannouj and a bunch of other Lebanese favorites. Everything you see is fresh and seasonal, and as authentic as it gets.

Sunday Market

On the first Sunday of every month, you’ll find us at the Sunday Market, one of the most popular markets in Amsterdam. We’ll be there offering wraps (including our famous falafel) and plates of mixed mezza. See you there!

Workshops

Ever wanted to try your hand at making Lebanese food? Yes it’s a complicated cuisine, but it shouldn’t be intimidating. And it’s incredibly fun to learn, cook, and of course eat!

My workshops can be held in my kitchen or yours, and will include starters, a main course, mezza and desserts. I also bring along some of the best wine Lebanon has to offer. Workshops last between 4 to 5 hours, and are designed for groups of 6 to 13 people. Prices vary but average at €68 per person, and include everything you need. Some people like to bring their own aprons to feel more at home, so feel free to do the same.

Get in touch!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to our website!

If you’d like to inquire about or book catering or a workshop, or just learn more about our marketplace stalls, then please contact us on 06 1445 9943 or drop me a note through the contact form. Thanks for your visit!

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