BELGIUM Herman Van Dender
Apprenticeships in Switzerland, France, Holland and Japan enabled Van Dender to build the knowledge and skill that led him to open his own pastry and chocolaterie shop in Brussels, and his pralines, crafted in Belgium, can be found as far afield as Tokyo. Prior to starting his own business, Herman worked as a pastry chef and on several occasions worked at events held at the dutch Royal Palace, including the Princes’ wedding for which he produced several showpieces including dessert.
He also creates ambitious ice sculptures for high profile events such as the Winter Olympics.
Silver medal, Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, 2007, 1999
Bronze medal, Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, 2003
Gold medal, Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, 1995