EXECUTIVE CHEF AT DOUBLE-SIX LUXURY HOTEL
Back in his hometown of Koersel, Belgium, Geert developed a great interest in the culinary world early in his life. “Pastry was my first love as a kid growing up in Belgium,” Geert admitted. “I used to help my mother bake bread, make desserts and pancakes in our home kitchen.” Geert planned to enrol in a school to become a pastry chef, but he was too late for the submission. The mishap, however, took him in a slightly different direction as Geert began his apprenticeship in a hotel restaurant and continued his career as a cook.
Geert cut his teeth as the sous chef for the one Michelin-starred Le Passage Restaurant in Brussels for six years. Afterwards his culinary adventure took him to Indonesia where he has sharpened his skills since
2002. Starting as chef de cuisine for Pala Restaurant, becoming executive sous chef for Gran Melia Hotel Jakarta, F&B director for Segara Village Hotel in Sanur, Bali and the Executife chef of Ayodya Resort Bali, among other achievements. Geert expanded his journey to be the F&B director consultant at The Loft Boutique Hotel in Myanmar before coming home to Bali and helming Double-Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak as the Executife chef.