True to the motto “think global, eat local”, Joris Bijdendijk became chef of the Michelin Star awarded restaurant Bridges in Amsterdam in 2012. In 2014, the young cook has been awarded by the French restaurant guide Gault&Millau. Since November 2014, he is working as chef de cuisine at the restaurant RIJKS, where he achieved one Michelin Star in 2016.
At RIJKS, the restaurant of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, he is preparing Dutch products only 100 meters away from Rembrandt’s famous painting The Night Watch. During his work he is in fact surrounded by art treasures.
Thus, cooking with art is to a certain extent a daily business for him. However, if it is said that cooking is an artform, Bijdendijk finds it exaggerated in most cases. In his opinion cooking is a craft and a cultural phenomenon. But yet here at PALAZZO, cooking gets an extra dimension.
The concept of PALAZZO is a unique mixture of haute cuisine and first class entertainment. It’s the sum of perfectly staged details that melt together to form a rushing feast for all senses. The combination of exquisite gourmet cuisine and a peerless show program are creating an innovative artistic work. Since 2018 Joris Bijdendijk is the host of PALAZZO Amsterdam.