Gert De Mangeleer

4hands dinner Gert De Mangeleer X Zaiyu Hasegawa // 21st & 22nd of September, Bruges
An exclusive evening at Bistro L.E.S.S. with Zaiyu Hasegawa from DEN**, Tokyo

Hertog Jan closes its doors on Saturday 22.12.2018.
We are incredibly thankful for your love and support over the past years!

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Events and workshops


For a full list of my workshops, demos and events check the events section of my site.


Local products, international influences 

Together with my culinary soulmate Joachim Boudens I took over Hertog Jan in 2005. Building on my experience working for top chefs in Belgium, I transformed the restaurant’s traditional kitchen into something more refreshing.


Focusing on the ways flavours, structures and contrasts take shape, I aim at stimulating all the senses with my dishes and create my own signature style. We were awarded our first Michelin star in 2006. The second followed in 2009 and the third in 2011.

I'm proud to have received the "European Chef of the Year Award" in 2014.


travels, inspiration and recipes from my blog

My restaurants

Hertog Jan***, Zedelgem

L-E-S-S Bistro, Brugge


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