“Being a chef, you constantly have to ask yourself what can be done better tomorrow”.
Bart De Pooter is a Belgian chef and culinary entrepreneur. In 1993 he opened the doors of his
first restaurant, Pastorale. Ten years later, his commitment and passion were awarded a
Michelin star, followed in 2006 by a second star. The restaurant has been elected the best
vegetable restaurant of 2018 and shines in the top 100 of La Liste.
Bart’s cuisine is marked by our seasons’ flavors, colors, and different textures. Fueled by a
passion for hospitality, he creates beautiful places and exceptional food. His specific style and
efforts were put in the spotlight in 2012 when Bart received the title of ‘chef of the year’ by
“How nice it would be if what we eat contributes to our planet”.
A close connection with nature characterizes Bart. The vegetables for his restaurants PLANTn,
WILDn and Vis van A come from his own ecosystem that brings ethical and sustainable
agriculture, spread over 12 hectares of land where the chef’s roots lie: between the fields of the
three rivers Rupel, Nete, and Schelde.