Kitchen of restaurant Parkheuvel
Only one thing is important in my kitchen and that is quality. Real food, what you see is what you get. In my opinion, taste is knowledge, it is emotion, it is feeling and at last, taste is all about memory.
As a chef you have to be in your kitchen, you really have to dive into your dishes. Every flavour that you create, every ingredient that you use has to come back at its best . The final target is to create something which you can not exceed. That is where your creativity and knowledge is able to finish.
Cooking is creating flavours. It is like giving a part of yourself away to a guest.
These days we are fortunate that our guests want to taste the season again. I meet a lot of people that want to know the story behind the ingredients.
There is only one rule in the kitchen of Parkheuvel which is; only the best is good enough. Through the years I have gained good relationships with our suppliers to maintain the best quality. They know exactly what I want and what I need. They also know, that we need the best ingredients. The suppliers we have chosen share the same philosophy, for them it is the same: taste and quality.
Give it time to grow, because with time comes flavour and with the right flavours we can extend the quality.
Quality, style, personality, creativity and taste. The experience is more then one of these parts.