Efi's Kitchen

Lekker Eten - Dutch-Indo inspired catering and pop-ups



Efi’s Story

Efi’s (pronounced Afee’s) Kitchen was created in honor of my mother. She was born in Indonesia along with 16 other siblings. After WWII, my parents left as refugees to the Netherlands. They later arrived in America in 1962 making this their final home. I was the youngest of eight and born in the states. I learned to cook from watching my parents cook. We ate Dutch Indo food at least six days out of the week. 

I will offer both traditional and not so traditional Dutch-Indo Food. It is my vision to be able to give you alternative Dutch/ Indonesian inspire fusions.

I offer a wide array of catering option, not limited to Dutch-Indo. From small parties - large parties...... Birthdays - Graduations - Weddings -  Please email me for a quote. 

Have a Rijstaffel party with a few of your closest friends.. A Rijstaffel is a dutch word that literally translates to "Rice Table" it is an elaborate meal that usually comes with anywhere from ten - twenty (or more) items to share. It starts with small portioned side dishes and usually has 3 different rice dishes. This is a good way to be able to try many different items.  Given the complexity of a rijstaffel, we cannot accommodate parties exceeding 40 guests.

If you are interested in trying some of my foods before committing to a catering job, come by one of my pop-ups. See below for upcoming events.  

Owner: Michelle McKay, 831-316-8816, [email protected], visit us on facebook and Instagram



Sunday March 17, 2019 - Humble Sea Brewing Co - 820 Swift St. , Santa Cruz for a special St Patty's day themed brunch with a Dutch twist. 12:00 - 9:30

Sunday April 21, 2019 - Humble sea Brewing Co - Come for a special Easter Sunday Brunch menu 10:00 - 9:00

April 27, 2019 - SF Kings Day Festival - Golden Gate Park, SF by the Murphy Windmill

April 30, 2019 - SLVHS - International Day Food Fair - Fundraiser for Valley Churches United

May 3, 2019 - New Bohemia Brewery - 41st Ave, Capitola with Jesse Daniel & Friends

May 25, 2019 - Felton Remember festival - Felton Covered Bridge - Felton, Ca - TBD

June 1, 2019 Lake Tahoe Beer Festival - At the Heavenly ski resort -

June 18, 2019 - Humble Sea Brewing - Noon to 5:30 - Areperia from 5:30 to 9:30

July 13, 2019 - Bay Area Taco and Beer Festival - SJ Municipal Stadium, San Jose, CA

July 21, 2019 - Pasar Malam (Annual Indonesian Street Market) - Swift Park, Newark, CA 12:00 - 4:00

August 2, 2019 - Super Sonic Summer Block Party - Swift Street, Santa Cruz @ Westside Surf & Skate 5:30 - 8:30 pm


Our Team

Masters at making everything Lekker.

Michelle McKay

Michelle started Efi's in September 2016. She loves to see people enjoying her food. Her ultimate goal is to produce her sauces organically and have them available at your local grocers. 

Family Fun


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The Kids

I can always count on Shane, Kathy, Tara, and Zach for their continuous help. Whether it's taking orders, making food, prepping, or just their wonderful support.  Thank you