Who inspires you to create your masterpieces in the kitchen?
Main person that inspired me to get into the kitchen was my father, who is still in the kitchen nowadays & still sweats everyday behind the stove ;)
when it comes to the food nowadays, i can be inspired by a lot (music / artists / fellow chefs / daily happenings in the kitchen, self-talk ;) ,.........)
What experiences, countries or food trends have been most influential to your cooking?
Experiences are mainly based on my travels & leisures on the road / countries i will be always most impressed by the Japan and their impressive dedication / food trends - something i don't really care or look after, trends are not really interesting to me - i rather see my own cuisine to develop.
What dish are you most proud of, would you consider your signature dish?
Ionly have 1 dish that moves with me since a few years - called "Chocolate Test", a dessert that's based on 5-6 different cocoa percentages as well textures. The dish evolved from year to year and will most likely always be in my reportoire but still will change. I don't like to keep signature dishes.
What’s a favourite newly discovered ingredient(s), tool or techniques you have been using?
Ingredients: not really newly discovered but still on the list "Oyster leaves" - as it's an incredible produce & a gift of mother nature.
techniques - fermentation and slow cooking to be one of my favourite / tool: the pressure cooker!
What ingredients should every home have in the cupboard/refrigerator?
Burrata cheese / a good cut of beef / Extra Virgin olive oil / salad (preferable rucola or romaine hearts) / sparkling water / artisan cheese & cold cuts / Good bread based on sourdough / BUTTER! / Beer & Wine