Mon, 31 March 2014
Today's guest has been a part of the restaurant scene since he was a child working in his parents café located in Johannesburg, South African. After graduating high school he did a 2-year apprenticeship with his father before attending culinary school back in his native Belgium. Upon completing his culinary education he went to work as a pastry chef at the Montreal Hyatt Regency, then transitioned to the Four Seasons and took on the role of Executive Pastry Chef. He continued to work in North America until economic sanctions imposed on South Africa proved detrimental to the family business, so he returned home to help. 5 years later he found himself back in North American working again at the four seasons first in Houston, then in Chicago. He then received an invitation to teach at the New England Culinary Institute Burlington, VT. After 4 years of teaching he opened The Chefs Corner Williston, VT. He has had over 18 years of success with The Chefs Corner and has opened an addition Chefs Corner back where he taught in Burlington VT. The Chefs Corner is an international style café serving breakfast, lunch and brunch seven days a week.