Chef Nicolas Decloedt was trained in some of the best fine dining restaurants in Europe (Mugaritz, In de Wulf, Bon Bon). He has developed a style of cooking which is guided by botanical research and foraged edibles. The masterly compositions on each plate reflect his eye for detail as an art photographer.
Caroline Baerten – a former art historian – attended the renowned culinary institute Ter Duinen at Koksijde and additionally became a nutritionist and a WSET certified sommelière. She displays her artistic skills in the interior design and the ceramic tableware, exclusively created for humus x hortense.
Since January 2017, the humus food collective has joined hands with mixologist Matthieu Chaumont. He creates the unique cuisine-inspired cocktails paired with each dish.
Above all, team work is the foundation of success. Together with food scientist Maxime Willems and botanist/wild farmer Dries Delanote, the kitchen team runs a food lab where forgotten vegetables and fermentation techniques are explored.
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