There is a special building at the edge of the forest and close to the new Kazerneterrein district in the east of Ede. What’s in there? “What we do is actually a kind of permanent Food Festival,” according to initiator Christian Weij. “You can eat and drink there, experience all kind of tastes.”
What do we make
“What we do is actually a kind of permanent Food Festival,” according to initiator Christian Weij. “You can eat and drink there, experience all kind of tastes.” But not in a regular way. Christian: “We want to inspire and surprise our visitors with well-prepared dishes, but we go further than that. In everything we make, we think about the impact on our environment.”
How sustainable are we
As a sustainable chef and extremely enthusiastic and creative personality, he also knows that the consumer wants to know exactly what that means, sustainable. “The SmaakPark works according to the 80/20 rule whereby we use at least 80% local products, serve a maximum of 20% meat/fish, use a minimum of 80% seasonal products and work with at least 80% organic ingredients.”
Visit the SmaakPark
The SmaakPark is open on weekdays and on Saturdays from 10 o’clock for a cup of coffee, lunch, a pastry, special beer or wine with matching drinks, and on Saturdays also for dinner until 22h. The food is served from 8 different open food stands that have a different theme every four months.
There is always something to experience at the SmaakPark. Workshops, delicious and sustainable food and drinks, Sunday rituals, guided walks, private dinners, yoga classes, but also a number of great festivals. Check the SmaakPark website for the latest planned activities (in Dutch).
Christian Weij and Petra Busser
Verbindelaarsweg 51a, Ede