Freddy and Matthijs want to surprise their father with a special breakfast for his birthday. They get dirty old Louis to play a butler, Matthijs manages to score some cheap caviar and there is even a Russian violinist.
Norbert is angry at Matthijs for abruptly quitting his study, so the boy moves in with Suus. But when aunt Sophie and her little dog come to stay with Norbert and Freddy, they end up begging Matthijs to come home.
Norbert is losing contact with some colleagues because of reorganizations at work. Freddy suggests he starts a dinner club. When it's his turn to cook on their first meeting, he asks Freddy to do all the hard work in the kitchen.
Freddy is working at a hotel as an intern and Matthijs as a runner at Glamour Studios. Norbert is forced to begin working part time on account of further reorganizations at the ministry. He is too ashamed to tell his children.