Our passionate team is super happy to welcome you in Midtown Grill Restaurant
We are incredibly pleased to announce that Ruud Visser joined our team in the position of Executive Chef on Monday the 16th of January.
Ruud was born in the Netherlands where he discovered his passion for food. Working himself up fast on the ladder within several kitchen organizations, he became Executive Chef of the Royal Theatre Carré Amsterdam in 2009. After six year he switched to the hotel industry and worked for different hotels across the country.
We are super excited to have Ruud on board! Please join us by giving him a warm welcome during your next visit to Midtown Grill!
One of the biggest smiles you can find in the kitchen: 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐀𝐥𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧! Born in the Domanican Republic, Alberto decided to study cooking and gastronomy (with a restaurant management direction) in Madrid. He found a job at De Librije, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant in the Netherlands. Ready for a new challenge, he joined Midtown Grill as Chef de Partie in April this year. The cosmopolitan feel to Amsterdam is what he loves most about living in this city, he mentions it allows him to meet people from all over the world. He also truly enjoys the freedom to travel both in Europe and around the world. His favourite cut?The T-bone. Why? After recommending it the first time to guests in the restaurant, they loved it so much that it became his own favorite steak. He is now dedicated to grill the perfect T-bone time after time.
𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐑𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐧 𝐄𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐠𝐚: our half Spanish, half Dutch Food & Beverage supervisor. Ruben is fairly new to the team, having joined last May. After studying sports science, he decided to explore his passion for hospitality. He has experience working for the Marriott Madrid Auditorium and Conference Center and the JW Marriott Grosvenor House. He also holds a WSET diploma in wines and spirits level 2. Amsterdam has always been his favorite city in Europe, and he decided to move here aged 29. He has a big interest in steak restaurants and knew Midtown Grill as #3 restaurant in Amsterdam on TripAdvisor and #88 steak restaurant in the world. He feels honored to be part of the team. His favourite cut? Without a doubt: the tomahawk. According to him, the juiciest steak with the most flavour. He says it feels like eating a piece of history, as native Americans used the bone of a tomahawk as a weapon.
Born and raised in the south of the Netherlands, she started herstudies at the Hotel Management School of Maastricht in 2013. She did a front office internship in Paris, and in her spare time she was always discovering the city with a camera in her hands. Back in the Netherlands she started her own photography business and gained more interest in marketing (social media).
Spot her in the restaurant shooting the atmosphere, latest menu or amazing colleagues and don't forget to say hi! 🤗
Stefanos will always be ready to welcome you with a big smile (and a fine wine) 🍷
We sure do love a woman working in the kitchen, so let's hype her up: 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬! (Also known as Angie). Born and raised in Argentina, she studied gastronomy in Buenos Aires and then worked in the kitchen of multiple hotels across Argentina, including the Four Seasons Hotel, Hyatt and Sheraton. She joined Midtown Grill as chef the partie early this year. She really wanted to have an experience abroad, and liked the sound of Amsterdam. Do you know she already knew our Argentinian sous-chef Gabriel before she moved here? Being from Argentina, grilling steaks must be in her blood. She calls Argentina the "Asado" country: in South American countries this is a traditional barbecue with family and friends. Her favourite cut: "I honestly can't choose, because I like different ones. If I have to pick one, I might go for a dry aged rib eye."