Even at a young age, André could be found in the kitchen with his father. As a teenager, he spent a lot of time playing sport, but ultimately decided upon a career with food. Since 2000 he has been Head of Cuisine at Restaurant La Provence in Driebergen- Rijsenburg. With the same dedication, perseverance, and discipline that led to his success in the sports world, he threw himself into his culinary creations and was awarded a Michelin star in 2011. He has also worked at the Sangelier des Ardennes in Belgium, and at the White House in Washington DC.