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The average day

Ha! Who are we kidding? Average… A day at Typhoon is thinking you've got your to-do list down for the day and end up doing a bunch of other stuff. It's brainstorms and meetings with drinks after. It's coming up with the perfect newsjacker and sending it off into the world wide web an hour later. It's pitching faster than Walter Johnson. It's creating the things, we ourselves didn't even think were possible. Just, the average.

Our teams

Though usually we avoid thinking inside boxes, we divide our Typhoonies into four functions: DO | MAKE | TELL | LIKE. DO makes sure sh*t gets done. They're account-, project- and event managers all wrapped-up in one. DO finds a trusty companion in TELL. These PR managers simply can't stop telling, mailing and sending. And while TELL talks to press and bloggers team LIKE uses social media to get in touch with guests and consumers. And MAKE? Whatever these other folks - or their own creative minds - dream up, these Picassos and Shakespeares of the modern day make it happen.

How to licensee

Though we've got our cunning plotting and moustache twirling down, we can't dominate the world all by ourselves from our HQ in Amsterdam. That's where our licensees come in - international talent to shape, leverage and distribute the best local hospitality stories to the world. Being a licensee is like owning a business with the help, facilities, back-up and knowledge of the established Typhoon Hospitality brand and its team of experts. Wanna know more? Drop us a line.

Meet the Team

Tessa Velsink

Tessa Velsink

The Puppetmaster

Quirky eating habit

First a bite of classic potato chips then a bite of milk chocolate.


Jesse van der Linde

Jesse van der Linde

The DO it all

Favourite drink

I don't drink alco-. WAIT?!? WHAT?!? Wine contains alcohol?!

Yaela Betsalel

Yaela Betsalel

The Founder

The 'Never Forget' experience

That time I accidentally started the internationally leading hospitality storytelling agency.

Eva van Lieshout

Eva van Lieshout

The Prettifier

The 'Never Forget' experience

The Rock in Zanzibar. Google it.

Kelly Kerkstra

Kelly Kerkstra

Master of Organised Chaos

Favourite city

Are there other cities besides Amsterdam?!

Rachel Persoon

Rachel Persoon

Partner in Crime

#Typhoonlife

Working with and for passionated and talented people with a fantastic team in the best industry there is.

Suzan Wessels

Suzan Wessels

Social Samurai

The 'Never Forget' experience

Organising the first Plastic Free G&T-weekend for the IAMSTRAWLESS campaign with 24 locations in Amsterdam.

Sophie Vosse

Sophie Vosse

Graphic Genie (in a bottle)

One life, one meal?

Nutella.

Sanderijn Jorna

Sanderijn Jorna

PR-esident

Restaurant bucket list

Osteria Francescana. The way he talks about Parmesan cheese on Chef's Table.

Lisa van de Kraak

Lisa van de Kraak

The Activator

Favourite drink

Before midnight: a rich, fatty Chardonnay. After midnight: a tacky Bacardi-coke.

Lev Kiziltepe

Lev Kiziltepe

The Sugar Daddy

Crazy eating habit

A bag of chips a day. I have a tattoo that says “Relationchips” to immortalise my love.

Sacha de Vries

Sacha de Vries

Minister of Social Magic

#Typhoonlife

An endless love for food, drinks, and especially each other.

Kristel van der Burgh

Kristel van der Burgh

The Copycat

Ultimate drinking buddy

Biggie Smalls a.k.a. Notorious BIG. I would love to rap together and hear all about his life in Brooklyn. And - ok - also about his beef with Tupac.

Laura Boukhrass

Laura Boukhrass

Social Sherlock

#Typhoonlife

The colleagues make Typhoon Typhoon. Cliche. But true.

Dorien Kuiken

Dorien Kuiken

The Woman with a Plan

The 'Never Forget' experience

I ended up in the kitchen of a Cuban mama. Law only allowed her to feed us chicken, rice and beans. But after 3 weeks of just that, she sneakily prepared us 2 fresh lobsters. The best ever.

Jade Bruinsma

Jade Bruinsma

Social Butterfly

Hospitality personality

Sergio Herman. Because I love The Jane so much.

Marlies Bax

Marlies Bax

Chief Storytelling

The 'Never Forget' experience

Sipping a cocktail. On a rooftop. In New York. While being practically blind because of double eye infection… I had to be sheep dogged through a club, and it was still the best night ever.

Mirjana babiĆ

Mirjana babiĆ

The PR-O

Favourite childhood dish

That must be my moms 'Punjene Paprike', which means stuffed peppers in Serbian. Ultimate comfort food.

Rob Loewenstein

Rob Loewenstein

The Godfather

#Typhoonlife

I love it when all those busy Typhoonies are flying in and out of the office.

Shay Corbett

Shay Corbett

Creator of Calm

Restaurant bucket list

I know this is cheating, but can I travel back in time and eat dinner at Julia Child's house?

Anne Jonkman

Anne Jonkman

The Juggler

Quirky eating habit

When I do groceries, I grab a fresh bread roll from the bread department and eat it while I do my shopping. At the register, I pay for an empty 'broodzakje'.

Justine Kist

Justine Kist

The Walker and the Talker

#TYPHOONLIFE

Eating your food cold, because it took ages to snap the perfect picture.

Eva Couturier

Eva Couturier

The Typhoonette

#Typhoonlife

So. Much. Food. It never stops. And everything is just so delicious.

Jerney Verhoef

Jerney Verhoef

The Woman Who Makes Magic Happen

The 'Never Forget' experience

When I was working in the VIP-section of Heineken Music Hall and denied John Mayer a VIP-bitterball, because I didn't recognise him.