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Ward Kusters

After finishing his studies, chef Ward Kusters takes on a temporary dishwasher job. It is there that he meets his current partners, sommeliers Lieke Vos and Jeroen van Esch. While working as a dishwasher, he helps out in the kitchen and falls in love with the culinary profession. He decides to study at the Cas Spijkers cooking academy and apprentices at renowned restaurants and catering businesses. Chef Koen Somers of restaurant De Kristalijn teaches him more refined cooking techniques and chef Syrco Bakker of Pure C teaches him the essence of taste. Ward gets his confidence from them to start his own business, resulting in restaurant Hunker.


Sittard, Netherlands
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You immediately feel at home upon entering restaurant Hunker. You'll even be able to see the cooking stage of award-winning chef and artist Ward Kusters from the chef's table. Every dish is perfectly paired by sommeliers Jeroen van Esch & Lieke Vos. The interior is modern and warm with a chic touch, which makes a good representation of the restaurant’s menu. Get ready to be taken on a culinary journey and taste the best contemporary Dutch cuisine by the young ambitious team of restaurant Hunker.

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