Master Chef Andre van Doorn grew up in a family of eleven children in the Utrecht municipality Houten. He began his culinary career under Alain Senderens’ star affair L’Arche Strate in Paris, where he progresses up the ranks to several senior positions. After this time, he served as the Head of Cuisine at the Heemstede Castle, where he worked for a few months for Queen Beatrix. In that capacity, he was responsible for preparing the lunch during the wedding of Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima. After only one year of opening the Restaurant Kasteel Heemstede, he received a Michelin Star. André van Doorn has been a member of Les Patrons Cuisiniers since 2003.