Kaspar’s at The Savoy is something of an institution so news of the appointment of a Head Chef is always eagerly anticipated. Loyal customers and newcomers to the classically British outpost will find much to admire about the appointment of Joost Bijster to the coveted post, as the Dutch-native boasts Michelin star expertise alongside the highest possible qualifications for a specialised chef in Holland.
In addition to his multifarious diplomas and professional certificates, Bijster has also earned his creds by working in kitchens and restaurants including Restaurant Niven in The Netherlands under the direction of renowned Chef Niven Kunz, where they secured a one Michelin star within the first six months after opening.
Bijster has also worked in Asia, initially as Chef de Cuisine at the one Michelin star Restaurant Savelberg in Bangkok, before being appointed as Chef de Cuisine at Restaurant Park Society.
Provenance remains at the heart of the ethos of Kaspar’s at The Savoy and this will be further explored by Bijster’s advocacy of using vegetables as a prominent element and reducing his carbon footprint as a chef.