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Craig Hughes
21:18 12 Sep 21
We made a reservation as soon as we had our flights confirmed and so very glad we did. Han and Mark made the whole evening entertaining, educational and simply delicious.With an ever-changing sampling menu, I was a little concerned being a non-seafood eater, as Bonaire offers fantastic seafood, but there was nothing to worry about as I had an even more personalised, non-seafood sampling menu that was in no way a compromise, and for me was an absolute delight.So many food highlights it is nearly impossible to pick a favourite but one week after our visit we are still talking about the Onion soup with Oxtail, topped with toasted bruschetta, pecorino cheese mayonnaise and parma hamand the Carrot Cake (to die for!) yoghurt ice-cream, Papaya and crumble crumb.Sadly we could only make the backup list for a second visit during our stay on the island but will be back next year and ensure again our early reservation.
Jessica Elizabeth
16:29 16 Aug 21
We had an incredible and memorable experience at CHEFS Bonaire and it has quickly become one of our favourite restaurants on the island. Their attention to detail, quality of dishes, drinks, and service is unmatched. A truly unique dining experience that would impress even the most discerning. Thank you Chef's for presenting us with a magical evening of the most delicious meals - we're still dreaming about the spicy shrimp soup and that creamy Cheesecake with the poached pineapple! WOW. I cannot recommend enough and we will definitely be back many times I am sure.
Jonas Ladekjaer
03:51 04 Aug 21
All around wonderful experience from the Chefs at CHEFS Bonaire. The food and wine pairing was delicious, the atmosphere enchanting and the chefs themselves were such a joy to be around. Get yourself a table up in here… if you can..
Marilyn Evans
17:46 19 Jun 21
Three hours of culinary genius!!!!
Yannick Duroy
12:01 13 Mar 21
Dining with the Stars!Bravo to Han and Mark for creating such an amazing and unique culinary experience. If you are a "Gastronome" you definitely don't want to miss CHEFS table in Bonaire. The creativity at its best orchestrated magically just in front of you is an amazing show and learning experience. Incredible food "degustation" and presentation. With uniquely chosen ingredients including perfect wine selection pairing, the proposed 5-course menu keeps the excitement running until the end. Fabulous to have the opportunity to talk with Han and Mark all along the evening. Merci Han et Mark pour une soirée mémorable et à très bientôt!
sctanton
23:00 05 Mar 21
This is the top spot on Bonaire to eat at. Han and Mark are exceptional, as both Chefs and Hosts. Watching them work their craft is almost as much fun as eating what they create. The Wine pairing option is a must IMHO. The only down side is it can be hard to find a seat.
Ulrike Bartz
17:34 29 Aug 20
What a great experience. The best meal I have had in a long time.
Philipp Hauck
20:51 19 Mar 20
What a wonderful place! Beyond delicious, personal and very comfortable. Even a vegan menu was pulled out of the magic hat! What a fantastic evening!
Stijn Floren
22:02 02 Feb 20
What a great experience this was! Love the limited seat around the chef to watch how dishes are prepared. It creates a cosy atmosphere and sparks conversation with your neighbors. The food was great. Classic dishes but with a Caribean twist. Loved the wine pairing as well. Next to Bras Boer definitely a recommendation for every foodie visiting the island.
Matthew Mahler
02:57 10 Jan 20
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE AND FOOD! I had the privilege this evening of eating at Chefs Bonaire. I was greeted by both of the executive chefs/ owners with a glass of champagne. Having an opportunity to eat at this establishment is something I might never forget. I look forward to my next visit.
Maria F
08:08 06 Jan 20
Hands down the best food and service I have had anywhere in a long time. The experience was phenomenal. The two chefs greet you personally with a welcome drink in the little courtyard (bonus mosquito spray provided!) and lead you to the seating area which seats only 16 people each night. The ambiance and intimate and relaxed and not pretentious at all. The menu changes every two weeks and there is a wine pairing offered with each course. The food is prepared with care and the chefs explain the provenance of the food and it’s preparation. Definitely worth the price and time, make a reservation!
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Fine DiningInternationalCaribbean

Cooking is all about good food

And, food brings people together, to meet and greet and enjoy an intimate, culinary experience.

After a warm welcome at 7:00 PM, the Chefs are there to personally accompany you to your seat. A very comfortable seat, placed in a surprising setting with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere.

A chance to meet new people and share (Bonaire) stories and adventures. A place where the Chefs not only create culinary masterpieces, but will serve them to you personally as well.

In short: An exquisite evening, to be fondly remembered and talked about for a long time after.

A Culinary Evening

Let the Chefs take you on an adventure where they listen to your needs but will surprise you all the same. The Chefs will set the menu and of course we pay attention to any food or allergy restrictions that you may have.

Our wines complement your courses in a carefully selected wine flight. Of course you are also welcome to select wines yourself. All we want for you is to sit back and enjoy the experience!

Restaurant Services & Facilities

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Additional Info

Who Are These Chefs?

Friends since Culinary School, the Dutchies Han ten Winkel and Mark Tromop ventured across the globe and gained experience in many a well-known restaurant in places near and far. The small Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire was where they decided to make their dream into reality:

‘to only use the best in order to create delightful dishes, served in an intimate personal setting where Chef, Maître and Waiter are all one and the same’.

According to Han and Mark, a true Chef must strive to fuse experience, ideas, technique, cultures and the best ingredients into an unforgettable culinary experience. And… with a passion!

They work their magic surrounded by their guests to ensure they get to know you personally and give you the attention you so wholeheartedly deserve.

At CHEFS you are not a customer but a much valued guest. After all, a good dining experience is fine, but a great dining experience is what you’re really after.

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Location

To showcase Bonaire’s culinary wealth, the Bonaire Culinair team organizes a 15-day culinary event from September 23rd 2021 until October 7th 2021. During these 15 days the participating restaurants and food trucks will create a special menu at a set price. A 3-course dinner menu for $33, a 2-course lunch menu for $22, or a Food Truck special for $11.

Bonaire Culinair Event Offer

Deals

> This deal cannot be combined with any other offers
> The price of the deal is in US$ and per person
> Reserve for free and pay at the restaurant

> This deal cannot be combined with any other offers
> The price of the deal is in US$ and per person
> Reserve for free and pay at the restaurant

> This deal cannot be combined with any other offers
> The price of the deal is in US$ and per person
> Reserve for free and pay at the restaurant

Opening Hours

This restaurant is open for Dinner

  • Monday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • TuesdayClosed*
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Friday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Saturday7:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sunday7:00pm – 11:00pm

*Every Tuesday evening CHEFS offers the opportunity for special venues or private dining with a minimum of 6 guests attending.

Reviews

Craig Hughes
21:18 12 Sep 21
We made a reservation as soon as we had our flights confirmed and so very glad we did. Han and Mark made the whole evening entertaining, educational and simply delicious.With an ever-changing sampling menu, I was a little concerned being a non-seafood eater, as Bonaire offers fantastic seafood, but there was nothing to worry about as I had an even more personalised, non-seafood sampling menu that was in no way a compromise, and for me was an absolute delight.So many food highlights it is nearly impossible to pick a favourite but one week after our visit we are still talking about the Onion soup with Oxtail, topped with toasted bruschetta, pecorino cheese mayonnaise and parma hamand the Carrot Cake (to die for!) yoghurt ice-cream, Papaya and crumble crumb.Sadly we could only make the backup list for a second visit during our stay on the island but will be back next year and ensure again our early reservation.
Jessica Elizabeth
16:29 16 Aug 21
We had an incredible and memorable experience at CHEFS Bonaire and it has quickly become one of our favourite restaurants on the island. Their attention to detail, quality of dishes, drinks, and service is unmatched. A truly unique dining experience that would impress even the most discerning. Thank you Chef's for presenting us with a magical evening of the most delicious meals - we're still dreaming about the spicy shrimp soup and that creamy Cheesecake with the poached pineapple! WOW. I cannot recommend enough and we will definitely be back many times I am sure.
Jonas Ladekjaer
03:51 04 Aug 21
All around wonderful experience from the Chefs at CHEFS Bonaire. The food and wine pairing was delicious, the atmosphere enchanting and the chefs themselves were such a joy to be around. Get yourself a table up in here… if you can..
Marilyn Evans
17:46 19 Jun 21
Three hours of culinary genius!!!!
Yannick Duroy
12:01 13 Mar 21
Dining with the Stars!Bravo to Han and Mark for creating such an amazing and unique culinary experience. If you are a "Gastronome" you definitely don't want to miss CHEFS table in Bonaire. The creativity at its best orchestrated magically just in front of you is an amazing show and learning experience. Incredible food "degustation" and presentation. With uniquely chosen ingredients including perfect wine selection pairing, the proposed 5-course menu keeps the excitement running until the end. Fabulous to have the opportunity to talk with Han and Mark all along the evening. Merci Han et Mark pour une soirée mémorable et à très bientôt!
sctanton
23:00 05 Mar 21
This is the top spot on Bonaire to eat at. Han and Mark are exceptional, as both Chefs and Hosts. Watching them work their craft is almost as much fun as eating what they create. The Wine pairing option is a must IMHO. The only down side is it can be hard to find a seat.
Ulrike Bartz
17:34 29 Aug 20
What a great experience. The best meal I have had in a long time.
Philipp Hauck
20:51 19 Mar 20
What a wonderful place! Beyond delicious, personal and very comfortable. Even a vegan menu was pulled out of the magic hat! What a fantastic evening!
Stijn Floren
22:02 02 Feb 20
What a great experience this was! Love the limited seat around the chef to watch how dishes are prepared. It creates a cosy atmosphere and sparks conversation with your neighbors. The food was great. Classic dishes but with a Caribean twist. Loved the wine pairing as well. Next to Bras Boer definitely a recommendation for every foodie visiting the island.
Matthew Mahler
02:57 10 Jan 20
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE AND FOOD! I had the privilege this evening of eating at Chefs Bonaire. I was greeted by both of the executive chefs/ owners with a glass of champagne. Having an opportunity to eat at this establishment is something I might never forget. I look forward to my next visit.
Maria F
08:08 06 Jan 20
Hands down the best food and service I have had anywhere in a long time. The experience was phenomenal. The two chefs greet you personally with a welcome drink in the little courtyard (bonus mosquito spray provided!) and lead you to the seating area which seats only 16 people each night. The ambiance and intimate and relaxed and not pretentious at all. The menu changes every two weeks and there is a wine pairing offered with each course. The food is prepared with care and the chefs explain the provenance of the food and it’s preparation. Definitely worth the price and time, make a reservation!
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