Jonathan Zandbergen is young (31), ambitious, innovative, Executive Chef at Michelin Star Restaurant Merlet in Schoorl (The Netherlands) and awarded Talented Chef 2017 by Gault&Millau! His philosophy is slow food and working with the best of local and seasonal products. “Cooking is like storytelling; every product that has been grown or caught with respect and passion has a history that I want to resemble in the dishes I serve. It’s not just the Sea bass or the vegetable that you taste. It is about the pure and best products that nature has to offer, growing in it’s own time and place.”
Some chefs like to keep their recipes and knowledge to themselves like secrets. Not Jonathan Zandbergen, who wants to make people more enthusiastic – and aware – about good and healthy food. He shares his skills and recipes on his website, social media and television. “I believe that being a successful entrepreneur is about sharing knowledge and expertise. I want to show people how you can make flavourful international dishes with local ingredients.”
This star-cooking Chef who’s keywords are Innovation, International Quality and Local Products, chooses to wear TNG Swiss Watches. Jonathan Zandbergen’s favourite model is our black Classic Cup Chronograph. This Dutch designed and Swiss made watch is a high precision chronograph up to 1/10th of a second, a countdown timer, has super luminous indexes and numerals and is scratch and water resistant. But most of al it is Jonathans timekeeper in the most demanding circumstances. And that makes us very proud.