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A DEDICATED PASTRY CHEF
Herman Van Dender has gathered fame and prestige as a pastry chef.
World Cup of Pastry” in Lyon, 5 medals on 2 participations as a candidate and 3 as the chairman of the Belgian candidates.
“Prosper Montagnée” 2 times finalist in best pastry, ice-cream and chocolate
Official supplier to the Belgian Court since 2008 for King Albert and for His Majesty the King Phillippe.
Herman has worked on numerous occasions with famous cooks for the Royal Palace. He produced all the marvelous showpieces, as well as the dessert, for the wedding of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire.
FROM BEAN TO CHOCOLATE
2014, a new dimension, another challenge, a dream coming true.
It all began with an adventurous trip to the Ivory Coast in 2013. There Herman and his wife Anne visited the cacao plantations. By March 2014 the "chocolate factory" was ready for use. Making chocolate is an art. Tha cacao beans are first roasted, then cracked and peeled and ground into a paste. After 2 years intensive testing and finalize the receipts, everything is ready to move to the new factory.
2016, "Van Dender Chocolates" is a fact, a new modern production space with a capacity until 1 ton per day.
SAVE THE EARTH….IT’S THE ONLY PLANET WITH CHOCOLATE.