Jermain de Rozario - Taste of Amsterdam

Chef & owner Jermain de Rozario - De Rozario

Jermain de Rozario grew up in a large family with five brothers and sisters. He left the house at the age of 15 and completely lost himself in many illegal house parties. Additionally, he had many part-time jobs which did not really allow for a bright future. Fortunately, he started working in the hospitality industry and started as a first-year student at restaurant ‘t Parlement in Helmond.

Here, he eventually became an independent chef and met chef Soenil Bahadoer from de Lindehof** in Nuenen. With a lot of effort he finally started working at de Lindehof at the age of 26. However, this did not go without a fight as Soenil had very little faith in him.

After a lot of hard work, Jermain became chef de partie and really started to enjoy his work. He worked hard and tried everything to improve his cooking tecnhiques and to create his own unique dishes. This allowed him to become more confident in his work and as a reward, they earned their second Michelin star at de Lindehof.

In 2016, Jermain opened the doors of his very own restaurant: De Rozario in Helmond. In the same year, Michelin came knocking on their door and the restaurant was mentioned in the Michelin guide. In 2018, he received his very first Michelin star. At De Rozario it’s all about cooking with your heart. Their cooking style is mainly focused on Asian cuisine with an emphasis on Indonesia.

Menu NEFF Chef’s Table – Including wine pairings

Langoustine with pumpkin, vadouvan, orange and a frothy gravy of crabs 
Rendang combined with radish, gravy of sereh, coriander oil, oil of roasted peppers and mango ice cream
Foam of caramel, pineapple from the BBQ, caramel, ice cream of tonka beans, chocolate and bacon popcorn