A DREAM WHICH CAME TRUE IN 2014
Rolph & Chantal get to know each other at their work in the same company. In 2014 they jump into the deep and decide to make their own dream come true. They opened their first own restaurant,
HMB Restaurant on the Holland Amerikakade in Rotterdam. From the moment the doors were opened, it turns out to be a great success.
The restaurant houses in Holland's largest building, De Rotterdam.
This vertical city is designed by Rem Koolhaas. The building, its unique construction and arrangement, its culinary qualities and the view over the Maas and Erasmus Bridge together make this restaurant into a culinary hotspot.
This concept was created from the response they both received over the years from guests and dinner experience abroad. All signature courses from Rolph are served as side dishes. HMB Restaurant only works with the best products of the season. The menu consists of accessible priced bites and dishes. Guests can decide the amount of dishes to order.
Besides HMB Restaurant, in 2018, Rolph & Chantal opened a second hot spot named Rolph's Deli, a breakfast- and lunchroom a stone's throw away from HMB.
Born in 1981
Rolph Hensens became passionate about cooking at a very young age. He has been working in kitchens since he was 16 years old at restaurants such as La Rive** (Amstel Hotel), Parkheuvel***, Mijn Keuken* en Fred**. Cooking and coming up with new courses is his absolute passion you can see, taste and experience in the dishes which will be served at your table.
Born in 1987
During her hostess training Chantal de Raaf quickly developed a passion for wine. After obtaining all wine certificates she attended Peter Klosse his wine / food training, followed by the viticulturists training in Maarn. Chantal worked as a sommelier at 't Raadhuys*, Villa La Ruche, Mijn Keuken* and Fred**.