Who will become the Star of Belgian Cuisine in 2018?

Four finalists will compete on October 21, 2018 to win the title for Megavino at EXPO Brussels. The Star of Belgian Cuisine contest is organized every 2 years in the frame of the Megavino, the EXPO fair in Brussels.

The semi-final and the final contest will take place on October 21 and the winner will represent Belgium at the “International Global Chefs Challenge” contest of World-chefs.

During the semi-final, the candidates will have to prepare the dish based on the recipe provided by the jury beforehand. The ingredients include some of the best Belgian products.

The four finalists of the Star of Belgian Cuisine 2018 are:

• Restaurant Louise 345 in Brussels

o Chef: Benjamin Belot (24)

o Junior chef: Ashley Delporte (22)

o Wine waiter: Alexandre di Cujo (28)

o Coach: Isabelle Arpin from Restaurant Louise 345

• Maste in Ghent

o Chef: Sam van Houcke (35)

o Junior chef: Simon Caboor (19)

o Wine waiter: Stefanie Van Nieuwenhuyze (30)

o Coach: Bross Tavenier from Restaurant ‘t Vijfde Seizoen

• Restaurant Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp

o Chef: Xavier Van Hecke (30)

o Junior chef: Bodhi van Loon (20)

o Wine waiter: Tine Kok (22)

o Coach: Seppe Nobels from Restaurant Graanmarkt 13

• Distillery Restaurant in Bourglinster (Luxembourg Region)

o Chef: Archibald De Prince (27)

o Junior chef: Nathan D’Hoest (21)

o Wine waiter: Kevin Juy (27)

o Coach: Paul Fournier of the Royal Restaurant, in Luxembourg