It’s Revolution Time again – the jubilee edition!

After four successful editions, the fifth edition will take place on Sunday 12 and Monday 13 September 2021. Unfortunately, we had to move it for a year due to the corona measures, but this year it’s finally time for the anniversary edition of the Dutch Avant-garde Cuisine Festival: ‘CHEFS®EVOLUTION’. Like the previous editions, the culinary festival in and around De Librije and theater De Spiegel in Zwolle is organized by Jonnie and Thérèse Boer with their team from De Librije in collaboration with the team from Port Culinaire with Thomas & Carola Ruhl. With this festival they want to make gastronomic enjoyment accessible to a wide audience.

CHEFS®EVOLUTION will once again be off to a great start this year with, among other things, impressive cooking demonstrations led by international top chefs, a wine & food palace provided by top Dutch restaurateurs, cooking competitions, special wine workshops and the BOERenmarkt XL.

The first six chefs
During the interactive cooking demonstrations, a selection of the best chefs in the world will present to show their skills. For this, the first names are:

  • Live demonstration: Jonnie & Thérèse Boer, De Librije, Zwolle, The Netherlands. (Nr. 46 World’s 50 Best, ★★★)
  • Live online interview: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York, United States. (Best of the Best World’s 50 Best, ★★★). 
  • Live demonstration: Norbert Niederkofler, St. Hubertus, San Cassiano, Italy. (★★★).
  • Live demonstration: Ivan and Sergey Berezutski, Twins Garden, Moscow, Russia. (Nr. 19 World’s 50 Best)
  • Live demonstration: Lukas Mraz, Restaurant Mraz & Sohn, Vienna, Austria. (★★)
  • Live demonstration: Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro & Eduard Xatruch, Disfrutar, Barcelona, Spain. (Nr. 9 World’s 50 Best, ★★)

The presentation is this year again done by Hans Steenbergen, trendwatcher/chief editor of Food Inspiration. In the coming time, the organization will announce the other chefs who will join this amazing line-up.

BOERenmarkt XL (FARMers market)
At the ‘BOERenmarkt XL’, visitors discover the various artisan farmers and (wine) suppliers of Jonnie and Thérèse Boer. In collaboration with Alliance Gastronomique & Dutch Cuisine, we provide a diversity of dishes throughout the Netherlands. The wine partners will pour you a matching glass. Best of all, each restaurant will bring its own farmer. They will introduce the public in an easy and accessible manner to the products and ingredients that the Netherlands has to offer through beautiful and honest dishes with matching wines.

Unique cooking competition

Just like previous editions, unique cooking competitions will be organized this year, such as the Hill Billy Contest. Candidates will be carefully selected. During the competition, these candidates will set off with a map of the wider region, on which Jonnie Boer has marked a number of places. At these locations, the candidates will collect ingredients that they will eventually process in the menu. An international jury consisting of top chefs will evaluate the menu and declare the winner.

Ticket sales
Tickets can be ordered via and will be available in early July. Interested parties can already enter their e-mail address on the website and will receive a notification as soon as the ticket sale is online.

Tickets cost 79,95 € per person / day incl. entrance to the BOERenmarkt XL.

This year, everyone can also take part in the “revolutionary” cooking demonstrations from home, with live streaming throughout the day. Online ticket: 24,95 €.

Ticket BOERenmarkt XL: 12,50 € per person.

There is a special promotion for cooking and catering schools:

CHEFS®EVOLUTION 2021 is sponsored by the main sponsors: AEG, AVEX, Big Green Egg, Bollinger, Buscaglione Espresso, Dutch Cuisine, Hanos, Jager&Boer, Koninklijke Euroma, MKN, Provincie Overijsel, Ryusen, Schmidt Zeevis Rotterdam, Slijperij van Rangelrooij, Studio Senses, Van Gestel, VanDrie Group en Verbunt Verlinden.

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For more information on CHEFS(R)EVOLUTION please contact:

The Netherlands
De Librije
Marketing & Communication Department
Ms Dana van der Linden
Phone: +31(0)38 853 00 32
Spinhuisplein 1
8011 ZZ Zwolle
The Netherlands

Port Culinaire GmbH
Mrs Carola Gerfer-Ruhl
Phone +49 2202-23 87 587
Hoher Wald 25
51519 Odenthal

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