Jacob Jan Boerma

Restaurant De Leest
Vaassen (NL)

17 – 19 January 2018
Guest of Executive Chef Michel Hojac, Hotel Giardino Mountain*****-W-

3 Michelin stars

19.5 GaultMillau points

“Master Chef” (SVH – Stichting Vakbekwaamheid Horeca)

2010 Chef of the Year (GaultMillau)

No. 3 – Best 500 Restaurants in the Netherlands

Three-star chef Jacob Jan Boerma delights guests with dishes revealing a perfect interaction of acidity, spices and vegetables. A skilled master of classical haute cuisine yet also keenly experimental with new methods, ingredients and aromas, the native Austrian prefers to use produce from the sea and Scandinavian nature, such as North Sea langoustine, in his creations. Jacob Jan Boerma describes himself as an “uncompromising perfectionist”, his ultimate objective being to source quality produce as the basis of his success. “A chef can never lie about the quality of his product!”.

After stints in European star-crowned establishments and inspired by stays in the world’s most exciting kitchens, now aged 45, he opened the De Leest restaurant in the provincial Dutch town of Vaassen with his wife and sommelier Kim Veldman in 2002. Alongside top awards from Michelin, he was chosen as one of the 50 best chefs in the world (Le Chef). Since 2016, the cuisine in Amsterdam’s White Room at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky also bears his characteristic culinary signature.