Think Local, Eat Global

Get a taste of the authentic local culture by joining ResiRest and support the locals!

ResiRest is an exciting global travel platform, that connects locals and travelers all over the world through local home dining experiences.
When you are traveling, often travelers wanna discover true local culture on the local way. Supported by our qualified, local agents, we bring you as a traveler to local families. Our local families prepare a traditional meal for you, or together with you, whatever you like!
Enjoy a lovely, unique experience and even more important, support the locals by joining their dinner for a small price. By opening their doors and having dinner together with travelers, ResiRest enables local families to increase their income and social welfare in a reliable and safe way, without making big investments.
ResiRest builds a bridge between travelers and locals, by offering an exciting, fun and user-friendly global travel platform, supported by qualified local agents.

What You Get With ResiRest

The Best Food In Town

The families love to meet new people at their homes, prepare delicious meals and are hospitable in every possible way. Taste food you never tried before.

Global Tourism

Fair trade to contribute to local families. The traveler pays a fair price and the local cook receives a fair price. You directly support the local people in a safe, easy and fun way

Friends Forever

You come as a guest and go as a friend. From Bolivia to Vietnam and from Uganda to Macedonia, the local families have open doors for you.

Where are you waiting for.....?

Our Mission

Our mission is to give an impulse to fair tourism by connecting local families and travelers through food on a fairtrade and user-friendly booking- and payments platform, where ngo’s are our key-partners, and travelers & local families are our key-clients.

Our Vision

Our vision is that tourism will change from ‘far-tourism’ into ‘fair-tourism’ and from ‘selfie-tourism’ into an intercultural experience with local families. ResiRest uses food as a transaction-based key to authentic and honest connections with other people worldwide.

Read about a part of our amazing team!


I'm Geert Kroos - Founder of ResiRest

Exploring Jamaica by bike with a couple of friends in the eighties, Geert discovered the fun and importance of meeting local people to really understand a country. In every next trip, he tried to do so. Enjoying company of many people along the way, eat where they eat and sleep where they sleep.But in today’s world where travelling is getting much easier with low-cost tickets, increasing commercial tours and large travel companies, it seems harder and harder to meet the real local people. Seeing the urgency of better travel options, he took the opportunity to work on a change.

Geerts’ job is to connect non-profit- and social organizations and build bridges between people and cultures. By his enthusiasm and because of the benefits of the ResiRest concept, ResiRest quickly expanded to a global network. Local non-profits all over the world & ResiRest have to build a reliable team of local home cooks, that keeps expanding every day. And so Geert and his team keep working on improving sustainable, fair tourism by home dining.
Of course Geert still travels a lot. Mostly together with his family now. Recently visited countries: Thailand, Cuba, France and Morocco. All a great inspiration for developing ResiRest.

philip local agent kenya

I'm Philip - Local agent Kenya

Formerly being a chef at a restaurant, this man really knows about food! He selected the best home cooks for us in his home country Kenya. Philip makes sure you can trust on tasty local food, kitchen hygiene and true hospitality.

Philip is also involved in the activities of our local non-profit partner Pamoja Kenya. In our partnership, we make sure that local families can directly benefit from tourism. This is how the love for food and the care for people comes together.
Philip himself also offers a jungle food tour as one of our extended home dining experiences. He takes you for a walk in the jungle, selecting food to prepare later on as a lunch or dinner. So if you’re interested in learning more about jungle food: make sure you visit him when you’re in Kenya.

Local cooks in cape verde

Armelina and Crysmela: Local Cooks of Cape Verde

Meet Armelina and Crysmela in Cape Verde! They prepare authentic meals like Cachupa, Feijoada or Salade the legumes.
Crysmela lives in a small apartment in Sal. Together with her mother Arme­lina, four siblings and her baby girl. Ar­melina and Crysmela worked in restaurants. Now they are at ho­me to take care of the young children of this family. By Res­iRest they integrate family care with hospitality, keep up with their passion for food and meet up with people in an easy way.
They are looking forward to meet you and bring you the real Cape Verde culture and food!

Jade Morssinkhof films

I'm Jade - Media specialist

Her complete life is about travelling! When Jade is not at Bali, she’s mostly making movies somewhere else in the world! She enjoys slow travel, adventures, culture and meeting all different kind of people. IndonesiaLaos and Vietnam are among her favourite countries.

Jade always travels together with her cameras and drone. Being on the road she captures beautiful images. So she inspires people to travel and have fun, and encourages them to explore true local culture and people.

Click here to view her Youtube Channel