Amsterdam, 12 June 2019. From 18 August 2019, restaurant Bodon, La Grande Brasserie, located in the Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, will tell the story of authentic French cuisine under the watchful eye of Chef de Cuisine Rob Kapiteyn. He follows in the footsteps of Inan Sahin, who is embarking on a new challenge after five years with Apollo Hotels. Since Bodon opened in October 2017, Kapiteyn has played a prominent role in the kitchen brigade and he looks forward to this challenging new responsibility.

Kapiteyn has demonstrated how he adds his own twist to many dishes. Take his version of French classics like Ris de Veau, Homard and Agneau, for example. Besides Kapiteyn, Sous-chef Wim Essers will also take on a bigger role in the team. From August, he will be an important partner for Kapiteyn: together they will lead Bodon's kitchen team.

'Over the past few years, we've demonstrated our ability to serve high-standard French quality in the heart of Amsterdam Oud-Zuid,' says Kapiteyn. 'My aim is to continue to provide top-quality products and dishes and amaze and impress our guests.' Since the start of his restaurant career, Kapiteyn has added several famous restaurants to his CV, including Het Nonnetje in Harderwijk and Merlet in Schoorl. His passion for classic French cuisine makes it no surprise that he is continuing his career at Bodon.

Chef de Cuisine - Rob Kapiteyn

At the intersection of the five canals in the stylish district of Amsterdam Zuid is the listed building that houses Apollo Hotel Amsterdam. The Apollo pavilion opened its doors in 1928 for the Olympic Games. Despite the building's rich history, the new concept perfectly reflects the city's contemporary allure. Apollo Hotel Amsterdam has 223 rooms & suites, five multifunctional rooms, a business centre, a gym, and parking facilities. The hotel's culinary facilities are restaurant 'Bodon, La Grande Brasserie', lobby bar 'The Living Room', and 'The Harbour Club Amsterdam Zuid'.