Nice to meet you!

Italian roots...

I’m Gabriele and I was born in a very small town in the countryside in the North of Italy. When I was a kid, I used to help out on my grandmother’s family farm and took care of plants, animals, and the vegetable garden.

I think the time with my grandmother left a lasting imprint on me, and gave me a connection to veganism before I even knew of the concept.

The big change

Later, after years of studying and working as an accountant, I finally decided to change invoices and numbers for foods!

In January 2012 I opened "Anubi Caffe" where I started preparing and serving vegan dishes for my guests.

Quality and creativity

In autumn of 2015 I moved to Copenhagen. After spending some time in a “pasta concept” restaurant, I had the great opportunity to work in the Copenhagen Street Food court, both as chef and pizza baker at Madenitaly. It was the perfect way to learn a lot about vegan food and flours!

Copenhagen is a city full of restaurants: I’ve gained a lot of knowledge, but I also started thinking about my personal project, the Vegan Bear Chef!

Food innovation

In late 2018 I came to Amsterdam, where I started working for a few months at one of the vegan hotspots of the city, Meatless District. In March 2019, I became part of the team of the catering company Vermaat Groep. As Vegan chef, my mission is to develop and implement the vegan options in the daily menu for the employees of big tech companies.

Amsterdam is a city full of different flavours and there is no better place to find all the possible ingredients from all over the world!

Vegan Bear Chef got the Veganfriendly label!

As a vegan, I make sure all products are vegan and cruelty-free.
Members of the Dutch Association for Veganism (NVV) receive a 15% discount on workshops and private dinners / events using a promotional code!
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carpaccio di zucchine

raw zucchini

Anubi Caffe'

crostini di tofu

Tofu crostini

Anubi Caffe'

pizza slice

pizza slice


lasagne al pesto



caesar salad

Caesar salad

Vermaat Groep

vegan steaks

Vegan Steak

Vermaat Groep

Testimonials and Awards

  • Eerlijk eten, puur van smaak en met liefde en passie gemaakt. Absoluut een aanrader.

    Jeroen - 27/09/2020
  • Best vegan taste ever tried!
    Love it!

    Luca - 21/09/2020
  • Un cuore grande e delle mani d'oro al servizio della gastronomia.... sono certa che con tutta la tua passione e creatività ogni piatto che crei sia delizioso e indimenticabile: tu pensa solo che un cappuccino come il tuo (e non stiamo parlando delle ricette complesse che fai ora!!) a distanza di tanti anni non l'ho mai più trovato...

    Arianna - 22/09/2020