My Own Journey
Transformation or Alchemy has different stages to it, these are mine.
In my twenties and early thirties I was a Top Chef in the Netherlands where I ran my highly acclaimed restaurant: Bellefroid. It taught me that being a master in what you do is very important and that I could achieve anything I wanted.
I have run several businesses in my time. From a restaurant to a whole sale business selling wagyu beef and truffles to the top London restaurants Called TFC Express to The Sacred Alchemy empowering people to to connect to their highest self.
I always struggled with the way that we treat each other in business, it never felt right. It took me years to realise: It wasn't me, there is another way.
In 2009 I started my Foundation The Extraordinary Ones, about our interconnectedness which I ran until 2014. Our concept Fill the Cup was the most successful raising funds to feed children in developing countries.
I see this period as my apprenticeship and transformation into becoming truly myself and living true purpose.
In 2015 I was asked to help open a kitchen in the refugee camp in Calais, France. A project I am very proud of. From feeding a few hundred people every day we went to setting up a food distribution for 10 thousand people. I used all my inner and outer skills to make this happen.
Compassion is a place where we connect with each other through sharing a meal.
It is based on the
principles loyal, local and
loving. Whilst eating and enjoying the dishes, people,
cultures and stories are
brought together in a space
where everyone is equal and where everyone is
encouraged to talk and share.
When we share a meal with someone talk about our worries, success, we deepen our connections
Alchemy is about the transformation of our soul. To rediscover and realign with who we really are. We live in a world which often takes us away from our true identity and we feel we have to live in a certain way. It takes courage and strength to rediscover who you are. I have been on that journey and I walk with you on your transformation.