Everything started at Lazagne, a concept take-away restaurant 
created by Vilco Guermandi and styled by Maria Donata Papadia,
running in Amsterdam
since 2009.
Looking for a complement in our menu, a few years ago we found
 this amazing focaccia from the Sibellini Mountains, a natural park in Central Italy.
The dough is leavened 24 hours using only natural ingredients,
water from the mountain springs and full of pure extra-virgin olive oil,
then hand-stretched and baked in authentic Italian wood-fired ovens.
We started to import it and use it in our shop
 but combining it with our sauces, that were always simmering on the counter, was a match made in heaven.
Adding fresh produce from our kitchen like ricotta, aromatic herbs and more... was the next step.
The result is the catalyst for a new project that guarantees
 a quick dish of exceptional quality and taste at a fair price.
Easy to enjoy, easy to manage and easy to duplicate.
Fokaz means focaccia on Mars.

Our mission is to share delicious and nutritious Italian food with people who seek a special and authentic taste.
We serve our food with extraordinary customer service, with a deep commitment to the well-being of others.
We seek lasting relationships with suppliers and new entrepreneurs in order to grow our concept for the benefit of all involved.


To be a network of quick serve restaurants recognized for its great food,
its innovative ways of doing business and its genuine caring for the communities and the environment it is rooted in.

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