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Texel Culinair

The fourth weekend of September, the Dorpsstraat in De Koog will become one large open-air restaurant! This year, Texel Culinair will take place on 27th, 28th and 29th September 2024

Culinary delights

Texel Culinair is a three-day culinary event in the center of De Koog. In these days, around 100 different little dishes will be produced by the head chefs of around 20 Texel restaurants, beaneries, pubs and catering companies.

As a visitor, you can fully enjoy these culinary delights, prepared with products from the island.


Texel Culinair has a theme every year. This theme is incorporated into a dish. Each participant gives their own interpretation to this dish. A special dish for everyone.

After goose, beef, seaweed and vegetables, fish and autumn, the organisation has chosen the theme Spicy Times in 2023. "A theme with which participating chefs can let their creativity flow in full force in delicious dishes 'nice and spicy'. Because these are spicy times, not only in the world around us, but also on our plates. Sugar and salt are disappearing. 'Spicy' can be interpreted in different ways. Anything with spice is welcome, spicy peppers and delectable herbs. Of course with a Texel twist, because Texel Culinair is of course all about 'tasting on sien Tessels!'"


The dishes of the participants are judged by an expert jury on various criteria such as; ingredients, taste, color and presentation. In addition, the jury also pays attention to hospitality, hygiene, layout of the stand, the use of Texel products and professional competence.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony will take place on Sunday evening. Use of this culinary battle: who creates the most beautiful dish with typical Texel ingredients? The jury awards different culinary awards to the participating restaurants: the best dish, the best participant and the best theme dish.

For more information and the current program, please visit the Texel Culinair website.

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