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About The Kitchenary Lab

In 2021, we started a blog that reflects our common interests: good cooking, healthy eating, and having fun. We believe that a tasty and healthy meal does not have to be complicated, and we are devoted to making that possible. Now, at The Kitchenary Lab, we are focusing our efforts on finding and testing the best recipes, kitchen appliances, and cooking tips so we can give back to our readers.

Our ambition is to grow The Kitchenary Lab, and expand it into a world-renowned online magazine concerning only the most delicious, and healthiest food.


How we test

We are currently working tirelessly behind the scenes to test products and appliances, publishing 100% independent testing. The current data on The Kitchenary Lab website was gathered in the following ways:

  • Self-testing: We analyse each product ourselves to determine the user experience.
  • Interviews: We gather some insights by interviewing kitchen appliance owners.
  • Online Reviews: We analyse customer reviews to get a wider perspective.
  • Experts: We consult experts for their professional opinions.

By combining these methods, we strive to provide reliable and fair reviews that our readers can trust.

Our team


Siem van Dongen

Lover of good food & owner

Siem is above all a lover of good food. Cook at home with family and friends, eat out or grab a quick takeaway: as long as it is tasty and healthy.

Favorite cuisine? Asian! Sushi, Thai and Indo.

What can you wake Siem up for? Tuna tataki, sushi, coleslaw or Tom kha kai.

What does Siem do at The Kitchenary Lab? Siem also arranges the content and setting up our independent product testing.

Read all of Siem’s articles here.

frank raveling

Frank Raveling

Food, coffee & owner

With a restaurant in Vietnam and a website about coffee, you can say that Frank is a great lover of everything that has to do with food and drinks.

Favorite cuisine? Indonesian, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern.

How does Frank make his coffee? French press in the morning and, since he lives in the tropics, he likes to drink a V60 iced coffee in the afternoon.

What does Frank do at The Kitchenary Lab? Recipes, testing & web design.

Read all of Frank’s articles here



I have been baking my own apple pies since I was 10 and from the age of 20 I arranged Christmas dinners at home for the whole family. Trying out something new and putting my own spin on it is what I like best.

Favourite cuisine? French, Italian and especially anti pasta. And increasingly trying oriental like labneh, but from scratch.

Wake me up for? You make yourself most happy just letting me sleep. On Sunday mornings, I love to make some goodies with a fresh egg at the table with a delicious cappuccino.

What does Ester do within The Kitchenary Lab? Ester provides content, recipes and reviews.


German copywriter

Nadine is our key figure when it comes to The Kitchenary Lab’s German-language content. With almost seven years of experience as a content writer, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for food and homemaking to our team.

Favorite cuisine? Italian and Chinese.

What can you wake Nadine up for? A delicious potato dish can always lure her out of bed, no matter the hour.

What does Nadine do at The Kitchenary Lab? Nadine is responsible for all German articles.



Virtual Assistant & Gaming Enthusiast

Randy is the silent force behind the scenes at The Kitchenary Lab, where he works from the Philippines as a Virtual Assistant. He always ensures that our website looks perfect, we are very happy with him!

Favorite cuisine? Randy likes to keep it close to home with local Filipino dishes such as Batchoy and Cansi, but is also open to international flavours such as a good pizza or ramen.

What can you wake Randy up for? A strong cup of coffee, then into the “nerd zone” to start programming.

What does Randy do at The Kitchenary Lab? Randy is the driving force behind The Kitchenary Lab, without him the content would never be published!

Tùng Nguyễn

Barista & online handyman

Tùng, also known as Peter, is the driving force behind the affiliate department and various online tasks at The Kitchenary Lab. He was born and raised in the picturesque Hoi An in Vietnam, where he spends a lot of time with friends and family. He worked as a barista for Frank’s restaurant for a number of years.

Favorite cuisine? Vietnamese (how could it be otherwise ;-))

What can you wake Peter up for in the middle of the night? An authentic Vietnamese coffee, a freshly made Banh Mi, or a carefully prepared bowl of Bun Cha.

What does Peter do at The Kitchenary Lab? Publishing, responsible for affiliate.

Philip Morgan


Philip, Phil for short, is a passionate foodie who loves writing. He likes to make tasty and healthy food himself, but is also not afraid of a cheeky takeaway.

Favorite cuisine? Italian, Indian or Chinese.

What can you wake Phil up for? Pasta, all day.

What does Phil do in the Kitchenary Lab? Phil writes articles for the team in English. Although only recently joined, he is having a great time and enjoys the work.

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