Axel Janssens

About Axel

Axel studied at one of the most prestigious schools in Europe and perfected his culinary art in several Michelin star restaurants. By absorbing local influences he has created his own highly appreciated cuisine: a fusion of exquisite European and African delights based on seasonal specialties. From breakfast with warm, oven crisp breads and freshly squeezed juices, to lunch with carefully selected brasserie dishes to the culinary feast for your taste buds at dinner: a five course gourmet experience accompanied by the finest wines from our climate-controlled cellars. Only working with the best products, the freshest ingredients and with tons of inspiration and creativity, he will make every bite and every sip an unforgettable experience for your senses.

Catering with Axel

Besides his daily pursuit for culinary excellence in Machweo restaurant, Axel has been catering for all types of events over the years. These events ranged from more traditional wedding ceremonies or anniversaries to staff parties, business lunches, conference dinners, African BBQ parties, product launches, incentive trips, wine tastings, etc. With Axel Janssens Signature Catering he intends to bring his experience, his services and his unique blend of African and European cuisine to your place of venue or even to the most remote locations for a truly special event.

Some realizations

Chef Axel Janssens and his team will also personally take care of your tailor-made catering for your party or event at your house, office or any beautiful spot in mainland Tanzania or on Zanzibar.

Our experience in outside catering ranges from remote bush areas from Lake Natron to the Serengeti, at the beach from Lake Tanganyika to Zanzibar and from a gourmet dinner in a tent on the Kilimanjaro to a private residence in Dar Es Salaam.”


‘A Taste of Tanzania’ available at our reception desk

'A Taste of Tanzania' tells the story of Belgian Chef Axel Janssens, who has been living and working in Tanzania for a decade. Over the years, he traveled to all corners of the country, discovering incredible tastes and meeting many people sharing his passions. In...

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Pure Tanzania

'Flying Chef' Axel Janssens and photographer Wim Demessemaekers made an epic journey through Tanzania and created a high-end book that makes you want to pack your bags for Tanzania straight away. KLM iFly Magazine takes you on a Tanzanian journey through 6 images from...

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Pure comfort from dusk to dawn

The popular inflight magazine from Precison Air published in 2013 the iconic 8 page cover story "Delicious" about the chef training at Machweo which has lead to the launch of the Axel Janssens signature catering division. After 4 years, PAA Tanzania revisits and...

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