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.”


Restyled Onsea House rooms and restaurant

Extensive renovations and paint works have been finalised at the original Onsea House Country Inn & Guest Cottage buildings exactly 2 years after our last revamp, ready for the 2021 season. Back to the roots. Restyled and reopened Onsea House restaurant at the...

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Axel’s Takeaway & Delivery Service

From our kitchen to yours. Axel Janssens Signature Catering introduces a take away and home delivery service in Arusha. The limited menu offers soups, vegetarian and other dishes which you can easily heat at home according to the instructions. Have a look at our...

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‘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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