Frank Van Der Zande


Frank is the owner and Chef of Umoja Food, a unique fine dining restaurant in the Netherlands which he started in 2006. Prior to this he started two famous restaurants in Amsterdam – the Daisy Café and Lancelot.

Frank is an entrepreneur who considers sustainability as a key priority in his field. Umoja is the first carbon-neutral restaurant in the Netherlands, investing in renewable energy and forestry projects. Frank won the award for the most prominent bar owner in Amsterdam, 2009 where the jury praised him for being a socially conscious entrepreneur.

Frank is a regular food columnist for many local newspapers and conducts culinary demonstrations for various television channels. He also lectures at the College of Hotel and Tourism (TIO).