If kindness had a human representation, it would be Antonio. Antonio comes from Egypt and has been living in the Netherlands for over 40 years. Years of persistent efforts and hard work made him a successful restaurant owner.
We Believe that food has a unique power to unite people, enable deep conversations and connect us to our roots. Our mission is to dig deeper into cultural cuisines and help people share the warmth of hospitality and eating together at home, make friends and discover culinary treasures like a community. We are a platform for foodies offering authentic Dining experiences in people’s homes and exclusive locations, cooking workshops, food experiences and food walks.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, our most active host network in Amsterdam has more than 100 culinary experiences. During COVID-19, our community expanded to various parts of the world with people hopping on to our Zoom Cooking Classes. We are now more than 250 events rich with a culinary diversity of over 25 countries and more than 30 hosts and teachers. Our events are as much about the conversations and experience as the food that is shared.
The dutch word ‘Gezellig’ is how our guests describe Tasty Talks. Most of the times, our guests have left feeling rich with the culinary experience and special by the hospitality and friendly atmosphere. Join our online cook along sessions to connect with cooks and foodies across Continents! If you are based in the Netherlands, do check out our In-person events and join us for a memorable experience!
Upcoming Dining Events and Cooking Workshops
Meet Our Hosts
Such an inspiring lady with such an amazing journey, Rada is a true example of strength and resilience. Rada comes from Syria, and migrated to the Netherlands in 2016 as a refugee.
An experienced lawyer by profession, Ava hails from South Africa and has Indian roots. Back in South Africa, she would host parties for her friends and family and used to love cooking for them.
A creative Italian gastronome and food technologist, Valentina has dealt with many food cultures and change-makers in the food system, embracing all the steps of the food chain. She creates holistic food experiences to approach food from different angles and to stimulate connections among people.
With Tasty Talks, she has hosted Online Italian Cooking classes, tagliatelle, gnocchi to name a few.
What we eat is central to our health. Having a meal plan ensures you are eating the right foods in the right portions.
A look at Northern Indian and Iranian faces is enough to suggest similarities between the two cultures.
When Nothando and I met for the first time, we had a rather comforting conversation and felt connected on various levels.
What People Say About Us
Tasty Talks is a great initiative where you can taste real home cooked food from different cuisines and meet like-minded people from various cultures. Looking forward to joining the next one!
Awesome project. Good food, great company, and a fair affordable price! 10/10 recommends!
The food was great (the best indian food that I’ve ever tasted) in a warm and cosy environment. She and her partner were lovely hosts. They opened their doors to us like we were their friends. Nice experience.
Great initiative to simultaneously enjoy home cooked meals & meet new people! A must try.
“My husband and I had a great time at the Empanadas and Wine event. Fabiola is a kind host with a lot of talent. Everything she served was amazing. We started with salad then pumpkin soup, and finally the vegan empanadas. Although we do eat meat, we really enjoyed the vegan version too. Fun fact, Fabiola is also happy to make meat empanadas if you request. Lastly, we finished with an amazing dulce de leche crepe. It was so good, Fabiola was kind enough to give us seconds. The night went by quickly, in good company, with good wine. I’d do it again to try the meat versions too. Thank you Tasty Talks NL!”
- Sandra Faur
Really nice gathering of a lovely mix of people. Great chance to meet other internationals and share stories over a home cooked meal. I had a great time.
- Matthea Osinga
The experience and the food was absolutely incredible! Love the concept and had such a great meal with some quality company.
- Anish Girdhar
I attended a Tasty Talks Momo making workshop today (dumplings from Bhutan) and it was the highlight of my weekend. We had great hosts (also the workshop chefs and teachers), a great crowd of folks from all around the world and overall solid organization of the event. We had a few good laughs, some interestingly shaped momos, and a wonderful meal at the end of it all. Would highly recommend the experience without hesitation!
- Milly Roy
A beautiful idea and concept – I had a delicious vegan brunch at a really cozy place with lovely and interesting people and talks it was amazing to share and exchange thoughts about cooking, food and learning about new recipes. it broadens horizons for sure, thank you for this!
- Tonia Willi
We had a very tasty Indian diner at the home of a very friendly Indian family in Utrecht. You can join with a friend, your family or a colleague for example. We enjoyed the mix of people present from different countries. Thank you!
- Marije Van Zomeren
Heel gezellig! I went to the Indian dinner tonight and met such nice people. And the meal was fantastic – we loved everything. Thank you!
- Betsy Hedberg
Great way to meet different people and experience a new cuisine!
- Marlies Huijbers
Catering for Special Occasions
Looking for Private Parties, Team Events or Catering for Special Occasions?
We can make your gatherings and special days memorable with our personalised service, catered to your requirements.
We have organised incredible events for various Teams in and around Amsterdam and can do it for you too.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send in a message at +31616081729.