Gert De Mangeleer co-runs Hertog Jan with his culinary soul mate Joachim Bouden. Building on his experience working for top chefs in Belgium, Chef Gert transformed the restaurant’s traditional kitchen into something more refreshing, even revolutionary. Focusing on the ways flavours, structures and contrasts take shape, he makes sure that his dishes stimulate all the senses and carry his signature style. Hertog Jan was awarded its first Michelin star in 2006. The second followed in 2009 and the third in 2011. Gert received the European Chef of the Year award in 2014.