André van Doorn KASTEEL HEEMSTEDE
‘Ik kan eindelijk de puntjes op de i gaan zetten’
Considering that he grew up in a family of eleven, it’s perhaps no surprise that André van Doorn (1956) was eager to stand out from the crowd at an early age. His career took off in 1978 when he was taken under the wing of Wulf Engel at De Hoefslag*. Here, he grew from strength to strength, with a break to work under Alain Senderens*** in Paris. After working as head-chef for the Dutch Royal Household at Huis ten Bosch, he became patron cuisinier at Heemstede Castle in Houten in 2002, where he was awarded a Michelin star within a year.