Chefs Academy

Welcome to Low Food Chefs Academy: Do you want to become a chef that inspires a New Dutch food culture? You’re in the right place! 


Low Food organizes Chefs Academy to facilitate a new generation of chefs that cook inclusive and sustainable dishes. Interested? Scroll down, apply and become part of the first edition! Kick-off session takes place on 19 August, main program starts in October.


What is Chefs Academy?
You take part in masterclasses from the best chefs, product developers and food scientists that will truly deepen and broaden your understanding of Food. That is, you will learn about the cultural, ecological and economical stories of the plates you prep. Lessons are related to your very own cooking dreams, that we discuss in a kick-off session prior to the start of the program.


Beware: Chefs Academy links theory to practice, and the masterclasses certainly involve field excursions! Finally, you receive a ticket to the yearly Low Food Symposium in December upon completion of Chefs Academy. The program’s working language is Dutch except for classes from foreign tutors in English. Please let us know if you expect that to be a barrier.


Ambassadors of Low Food

In Chefs Academy you will learn from inspiring (international) chefs and their perspectives on food culture, gastronomy and innovation. Some of our main ambassadors are Nadia Zerouali (TV-chef, cookbook author) and Joris Bijdendijk (chef RIJKS), Samuel Levie (Food Cabinet) and Joris Lohman (Food Hub)


Who can apply?
Are you in cooking school and do you want to learn more about Food? Chefs Academy is open for all level (junior) cooks, who are interested in new Dutch food culture. We explicitly aim for a diverse group of participants.


When is Chefs Academy taking place? And where?

  • Kick-off session: 19 August 

  • Masterclasses: 12 October, 25 October, 15 November & 30 November

  • Low Food Symposium: December 2021

Location: Different places in the Netherlands, departure from Amsterdam

How do I apply?*
Step 1) Please fill out your details in the application form (in Dutch)
Step 2) Choose to motivate your application either in writing or send a vlog (max. 3 min) to Freek at +31 6 21313341



Application closes on Tuesday, 10 August, 23:59hrs. 

Selection procedure
Chefs Academy is hosted for a maximum of 15 participants. Chefs Academy is an inclusive program and aims for a diverse group of participants. Selected candidates are contacted in the week following the application deadline.