Finally managed to find the time to overlook 2017.
I have never done so many different projects in one year. Cooking at Rheingau Weinfestival, Fourchette, Antwerpen Proeft, Chef Alps in Zurich, Chefdays in Berlin. The Jane Streat at Extrema Outdoor, Tomorrowland, Ostend Beach, The Ark, the Black Smoke After Dinner Tales, and Masters of Luxury.
Filming for Yves Saint Laurent, Van Gils and gasten, our project with Chaud Devant, and making the insane Taste of the World series.
Publishing the new Depth of Focus CD for The Jane Antwerp. Judging the great Bocuse d’or. Wonderful DJ gigs From Antwerp to Bangkok. So many amazing tracks I have played, and some many amazing smiles I have seen from the booth. A lot of highlights, with on the #1 spot, the birth of Fédin with all credits to super mom @francheskadonze , finishing my rooftop gardens, The Jane Office and finally also The Jane Table, this amazing 12 seater on special occasions and great kitchen in collab with Bulthaup and Grand cuisine. The Best Chefs award with a super score.
A big contribution to de warmste week, collecting 14.608 euros, for Doof Vlaanderen that ofcoarse was a result of our amazing daughter.
And, this needs a big shout out, a super team, that was-is-and will be pushing The Jane Antwerp, like they are doing every single day. So many satisfied guests leaving and returning. The Gault Millau recognition for our sommelier and his team. The Mothership of it all!
2018 will be a year, of much less hectic and more focus. In march, proud to announce I will be featured in Hangar 7. A restyling for the Jane Antwerp. The 11th of April, the book we have been working on, will be released. Finally, our marriage in Juli (love you baby!) And from there on the road to opening a new project, very close by The Jane, with an amazing collaboration. I am ready for this. I want to share this to show my respect to all people connected, the people that work close to me, they have to take things, to get to a higher level. But also them who keep believing in what in what we do. I want to share this because great, and wonderful things are coming. Happy new year ❤️