Who is MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 finalist Bart?

BART is one of the finalists in this year's MasterChef: The Professionals.

He's up against two other chefs, Alex and Santosh.

Who is MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 finalist Bart?

Bart van der Lee is a 33-year-old chef living in Uxbridge.

He was born and raised in Doorn and Zuilichem, The Netherlands.

The talented chef works privately and has a food blog.

He began his career aged 16, then studied at culinary school in the Netherlands and went to Michelin-starred restaurants.

Bart is a husband and dad to two daughters, who are aged three and five.

What has Bart said about being on MasterChef?

Bart said he wanted the show to test his skill.

He said: "I entered the competition because I wanted to challenge myself and see if I could do real fine dining in my own style.

"As a private chef I don’t do much fine dining and I really wanted to combine my experience travelling the world with my Michelin star education; MasterChef was the perfect opportunity to do this. 

"It feels absolutely fantastic to get through to the finals. It has been a huge challenge and to get this far is a dream come true.

"I want to explore even more international cuisines and bring my ability to create original dishes to a whole new level."

Which restaurants has Bart worked at?

He's worked across The Netherlands, Egypt, Caribbean, Turks and Caicos Islands and the UK.

Bart first worked at the Michelin-starred Toine Hermsen and Savelberg.

Then at 22 he became head chef at Resort of El Gouna, on the red sea coast in Egypt.

He next was at El Gouna yacht club and opened its sister venue, Offshore.

While working at a resort in the Turks and Caicos, he met his wife Ana – they decided to move to London.

He told The Staff Canteen that his heroes are Toine Hermsen, Jonnie Boer, René Redzepi.

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