EUHOFA WORLD CONGRESS 2025

Koning Willem I College is very proud and thankful to organize the 62st EUHOFA Congress in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands from 9 - 12 April 2025.

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Welcome

Back to the future: the power of sustainability

Welcome to Koning Willem I College, a regional training center with locations in 's-Hertogenbosch, Meierijstad, Oss, and Land van Cuijk. Here, we offer about 200 vocational education programs for over 18,000 students. 

Sustainability is not only a part of our education but also permeates our operations. As a UNESCO school and signatory of the SDG Charter, we are committed to creating a better world and preparing the next generation for the challenges of tomorrow. We teach our students that there is only one future, and it is sustainable. 

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Our Hospitality Programs

Welcome to our hospitality programs. Here, students not only learn the craft of cooking but are also encouraged to think about current food issues. Our students, the chefs of the future, work according to the principles of Dutch Cuisine. We ask them to consider important food topics such as transparency, food security, sustainable production, health, and consumption. 

Our programs
Docent en student koksopleiding werken samen aan gerechten in keuken
"As students we learn not only to create amazing dishes but also to strive for a conscious approach to food."
Student horeca poseert met drie borden met eten

Program EUHOFA 2025

1

Wednesday April 9

The program is subject to change

14.00h: Optional program for early arrivals
18.30h: Welcome Reception
19.00h: Welcome Dinner Dutch Cuisine with speaker Albert Kooy on the 5 principles of Dutch Cuisine

2

Thursday April 10

The program is subject to change

07.00h: Breakfast
09.00h: Jeff Steas: Back to the future; from 2D education to 3D education
We will travel to De Plaatsen together
11.15 - 13.15h:
Geert de Veer: Food transition and new entrepreneurship
Albert Kooy: 5 principles of Dutch Cuisine
Corne van Doorn: Sustainable diets
13.15h: Lunch and tour at De Plaatsen
We will travel to KW1C together
15.00h: Rob de Vrind: Sustainabul KW1C
15.45h: Quick break
16.00h: Presentation EUHOFA 2026 Ghent
16.15h: Sharing circle
18.30h: Dinner at Koning Willem I College with guest chefs

3

Friday April 11

The program is subject to change

07.00h: Breakfast
We will travel to the Noordkade together
09.45h: Toine Timmermans: Foodwaste
10.30h: Quick break
11.00h: Maaike de Reuver: Back to the future; Food Inspiration (trends and developments)
12.30h: No waste lunch at Noordkade
13.30h: Herman Pepplenbosch: Green health
14.30h: Noordkade experience
We will travel to KW1C together
16.15h: Sharing circle
18.30h: Walking dinner in 's-Hertogenbosch

4

Saturday April 12

The program is subject to change

07.00h: Breakfast
We will walk to the city centre together
09.30h: Dieze tour through 's-Hertogenbosch
11.00h: Quick break
11.30h: Visiting St. John's Cathedral
12.30h: Lunch
13.30h: Arno Folkerts: For a healthy future we must change
We walk to KW1C together
15.30h: Sharing circle
19.00h: Gala dinner
22.00h: After party

Keynotes EUHOFA 2025

Portretfoto Albert Kooy

Albert Kooy

Albert Kooy is a leading advocate for Dutch Cuisine, known for promoting sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. As a chef and culinary educator, he combines traditional Dutch culinary heritage with a focus on sustainability and seasonality. Beyond the kitchen, Kooy is an author and speaker, advocating for a modern, responsible Dutch cuisine that honors its roots and embraces contemporary trends. His work elevates Dutch cuisine globally, inspiring chefs and food enthusiasts worldwide. Learn more about Dutch Cuisine here.


Keynote
: Wednesday April 9 at 19.00h and Thursday April 10 at 11.15h.

Maaike de Reuver

Maaike de Reuver is the editor-in-chief of Food Inspiration, where she delves into the latest trends in foodservice. Known for her engaging keynote presentations for major corporations like Unilever and Google, she also frequently gives presentations at culinary schools and moderates the Food Inspiration Days, one of the biggest foodservice congresses in the Benelux region. Additionally, she is a scout for Food100, recognizing transformative food companies. Her deep expertise and innovative vision make her a leading authority in food trend analysis and industry innovation.

Keynote: Friday April 11 at 11.00h.

Portretfoto Albert Kooy

Albert Kooy

Albert Kooy is a leading advocate for Dutch Cuisine, known for promoting sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. As a chef and culinary educator, he combines traditional Dutch culinary heritage with a focus on sustainability and seasonality. Beyond the kitchen, Kooy is an author and speaker, advocating for a modern, responsible Dutch cuisine that honors its roots and embraces contemporary trends. His work elevates Dutch cuisine globally, inspiring chefs and food enthusiasts worldwide. Learn more about Dutch Cuisine here.


Keynote
: Wednesday April 9 at 19.00h and Thursday April 10 at 11.15h.

Maaike de Reuver

Maaike de Reuver is the editor-in-chief of Food Inspiration, where she delves into the latest trends in foodservice. Known for her engaging keynote presentations for major corporations like Unilever and Google, she also frequently gives presentations at culinary schools and moderates the Food Inspiration Days, one of the biggest foodservice congresses in the Benelux region. Additionally, she is a scout for Food100, recognizing transformative food companies. Her deep expertise and innovative vision make her a leading authority in food trend analysis and industry innovation.

Keynote: Friday April 11 at 11.00h.

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Your Guide to Sightseeing ‘s-Hertogenbosch

's-Hertogenbosch is the capital of Brabant. Exploring ‘s-Hertogenbosch and its surroundings offers a delightful mix of history, culture, nature, and sustainable experiences. Whether you're wandering through the charming streets of the city or venturing out into the scenic countryside, there's something for everyone to enjoy. From historic landmarks and beautiful castles to organic markets and tranquil nature reserves, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and its surroundings provide a rich tapestry of activities for tourists. Here are ten must-visit attractions and experiences that will make your trip unforgettable. More information about the places you will visit during our sightseeing program will be available soon.

Picture by Marc Bolsius.

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