Celebrating Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade – 50 years of diplomatic mission
Behind the logo of the Vitruvian man, multiple employees ensure that the Leonardo Royal Hotel Den Haag Promenade provides excellent, customized, hospitality services to all.
- Name: Sido de Brabander
- Nationality: Dutch
- Function: Head chef
- Department: Kitchen
When did you start working at the Promenade Hotel?
First of February 2012
Have you always worked in the same department?
Yes, the kitchen is my second home
What was the most remarkable diplomatic event you experienced?
The Food festival of Indonesia with chef Agus
Why was this so remarkable?
Because I love Indonesia, I love the kitchen and that festival I had the opportunity to cook with a very good Indonesian chef. This gave me the opportunity for another look and feel about the authentic Indonesian kitchen.
What international habit, tradition or event that you have observed, appeals to you?
Because of all the traveiling I did around the world plus my interest in the different kitchens all around the world, I learned a lot about having respect for food, and the way you treat it. I believe that we have a lot to learn in the Netherlands about respect for (good) food. For example, in Italy they say: “You live to eat, you don’t eat to live.”
What do you consider interesting about the international guests and events organized at the hotel?
Every event, I get new energy from the guests and, I hope to pick up something new. There is so much more to explore in the world!
What is an international habit that you find interesting?
Like I explained, the respect for food and the importance of it.