Judging by the sheer quality of Peter Goossens’ culinary creations, it comes as no surprise that this Belgium-based chef has been enjoying his craft for over 20 years.

Usinghis Flemish rootsalong with his passion for local produce, Peter follows the seasons to create dishes with subtle flavour combinations. Both fish and shellfish are heavily featured on the menu at his 3 Michelin star restaurant Hof Van Cleve, while freshness and flavour nudges the memories of its guests to recall the source of their food.

FOUR Questions with Peter

Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words…

Contemporary, season-linked, respect for the nature, tasteful.

What is your greatest inspiration?

Nature and produce.

If you could take a plane ride to anyrestaurantin the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

Brooklyn Fare: I have never been there but I read and heard lots of positive reviews.

What 4 things would you take to a desert island?

My wife, children, a knife and matches.


Peter’s recipes

  • 3 Michelin stars

Hof Van Cleve Restaurant

Riemegemstraat 1

9770 Kruishoutem


+32 9 383 58 48


Pictures © Hof Van Cleve Restaurant​