Dinner Session: Marta Ceccarelli + Tonya Bialobrzeska

Sun 19 February

Grab a chair and join us for an inspiring evening carefully balancing delicious meals and enlightening conversations. Diverse menus prepared by talented guest chefs and new encounters with others, there’s always something new at our Dinner Sessions.

Inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark’s artist-run restaurant FOOD, which flourished in New York in the 1970s, The Grey Space invites artists and food enthusiasts to come and cook affordable meals as a form of artistic and social expression. Each Dinner Session is a unique experience, with a different guest chef preparing a special menu according to their own concept brought to our kitchen. Our Dinner Sessions, which surround communal dining, encourage people from all walks of life to connect with one another over a great meal and celebrate the joy of being together.

Cooking duo Marta Ceccarelli and Tonya Bialobrzeska, passionate about sharing their love for dining, come to our kitchen to experience cooking and dining beyond the restraints of a regular restaurant.


The dinner consists of a starter and a main, and a dessert. Commencing, Marta and Tonya prepare sourdough bruschetta with taleggio and leek. As a main, they cook dumplings with porcini, spelt groats and butter-whey sauce. For the (non-vegan) dessert, they serve choux with mascarpone and wiśniówka.

Price: €22
Practical information
  • Doors open at 17.00, Dinner starts at 18.30. The courses are served to all guests at the same time, so please arrive by 18:30 to assure a full menu’s portion.
  • Payment at the bar (pin only).
  • Students get 10% discount on the drink menu.
  • Reservations: via reservations@thegreyspace.net. Please mention your name, the amount of guests and the date. Upon reserving you will receive more information about the exact time that the first course is served.
Marta Ceccarelli + Tonya Bialobrzeska

The Italian Marta Ceccarelli and Polish Tonya Bialobrzeska together form a cooking duo who were united by baking cakes for events. Tonya has worked in a fine dining restaurant in Warsaw and is now a cook at the Rietveld Canteen, as she also studies there. Marta learned to cook from her mother and has worked in professional kitchens for the past year. Both Tonya and Marta, and especially together, are guided by the traditions of their country of origin, elevating family recipes and taking inspiration from the varied Amsterdam culinary environment.

Open Call for Cooks

For our Dinner Sessions, we’re always looking for cooking enthusiasts, artists, or other humans with a passion and talent for food. Feel welcome to reach out to us! Some experience with preparing food for – and serving to – larger (30+) groups is required.

Click the button below to find more information and the application form.