Flamboyant Flemish TV chef and cookbook author Piet Huysentruyt was born in Belgium in 1962. He studied at the prestigious Hotelschool Ter Duinen in Koksijde before honing his culinary skills in various top restaurants both at home and abroad. He went on to open his own restaurant in Wortegem-Petegem, and got his rst Michelin star a few years later.
He came to widespread attention in Belgium when he hosted Beautiful Home on the VTM network, and later went on to star in the very popular SOS Piet series, in which he solved viewers’ culinary problems and shared original ideas and recipes. The series spawned a number of highly successful cookbooks that saw him top bestseller lists.
After years on TV and the release of almost 20 cookbooks, Piet returned to his true passion when he opened Likoké in southern France. Here the passionate chef creates imaginative, contemporary dishes that excel in complexity and avour – and earned the restaurant a Michelin star within a year of its opening.