The kitchen is the beating heart of our theater. Located in the catacombs, we’re happy to offer you such an unique feature. We cater amazing lunches and dinners for events from 10 up to 700 people.

A great asset!

Our Chef: Dennis Huwaë

The culinary inspirator and chef of TOBACCO Theater is Dennis Huwaë. Dennis led kitchens with 2 Michelin ** on top. “There he developed his flawless feeling for the very highest gastronomy,” says GaultMillau, who proclaimed him ‘Talented Chef of the Year’. In 2020 Huwaë joined ‘Les Patrons Cuisiniers’ and was again nominated for ‘The Best Chef Awards’. Dennis Huwaë is owner and chef of Restaurant Daalder and driving force behind the kitchen team of TOBACCO Theater. We are proud of our absolute top chef!

For Huwaë, creating a dish is a quest for the perfect combination of ingredients. He works with it and lets the ingredients strengthen and complement each other. He draws his inspiration from ‘street food’ from all over the world. The base for Huwaë lies in classical techniques. He translates those techniques in his head into his own signature. TOBACCO Theater has an absolute top chef with Dennis Huwaë.

He goes so far to strive for perfection in the creation of a new dish that he – in his own words – searches for ‘the inner beauty’ of each ingredient. This is how he brings out the best of each ingredient.

“Let nature do it’s work. Choose beautiful products and treat them with love and respect. In the end it’s all about love for the product and the time you put into creating your dishes ”- Dennis Huwaë.

Earlier we welcomed top chefs at TOBACCO Theater from Spain, France, but also Ron Blaauw, Herman den Blijker and Robert Kranenborg. Kranenborg complimented us on Dennis Huwaë, the absolute top. “That suits your beautiful and fresh company, completely contemporary!” said Kranenborg.

Chef Huwaë will always leave his mark on his dishes. Also when it comes to a simple lunch or a simple dinner. A sandwich or Caesar salad from Huwaë will undeniably carry his signature. The ‘real work’ of our top chef can ofcourse be found in his sophisticated signature menu as he also does at Daalder. In it you recognize the hand of a real master.

At TOBACCO Theater you can now also choose a signature breakfast, lunch or dinner from top chef Dennis Huwaë.

Your own catering

If you want to use your own caterer or if you want to introduce your customer to our theater as a caterer, that is possible. View the specifications of our catering kitchen in the drop-down menu below.

Previously, we received top chefs from Belgium, France and Spain at TOBACCO Theater, but Dutch top chefs such as Ron Blaauw, Herman den Blijker and Robert Kranenborg were also guests in TOBACCO.

Curious about the possibilities? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our catering kitchen

Present in our kitchen with large outlets and a lift to the Grand Theatre Hall:

  • 4 burner gas stove
  • Two induction plates
  • 2x Metos combi steamer
  • 5 mobile stainless steel workbenches
  • Double electric fryer 8L each
  • 3x double shelf trolley 17/1
  • Various small kitchen equipment
  • 5x stainless steel gastronorm 1/1 deep trays
  • 5x stainless steel gastronorm flat plates
  • Crockery, cutlery, glassware
  • Electric plate warmer (capacity 300 large plates 30cm diameter)
  • Spacious cold store
  • 4 large freezers
  • 1 Big Green Egg
  • Fully equipped rinsing kitchen

Furthermore, the kitchen has a very large number of square meters of space, direct lift connection and a short staircase to the Grand Theatre Hall. In addition on the ground floor, next to the theater bar, there is a small kitchen (for small snacks, for example).

For more information feel free to contact us.


Catering Outside tobacco

We also use our professional kitchen for events outside of our theater walls. We have created our own club for this. Under the leadership of former commercial director of TOBACCO Theater, Frank Hekelaar, we organize culinary concepts and events under the name of “De Artiesten”.

We also create a combination of culinary craftsmanship and a theatrical interpretation outside TOBACCO Theater! More info: Visit the website of De Artiesten or contact and ask us about the possibilities.

Events Outside TOBACCO

For the events that we organize outside the gates of TOBACCO Theater, we were able to enter into an exclusive partnership with UB-Events from Amsterdam.

An experienced, creative, quirky and very original group of professionals who have been at the top of the Netherlands for years with their knowledge of locations, entertainment and organization. Visit the website of UB-Events or contact and ask us about the possibilities.