Belgium native, Vincent Gourmet has won over the palates of many around the world, with his traditional techniques infused with some unlikely ingredients. With "Gourmet" as his last name, he clearly descends from a family with a history in the culinary arts. In fact, Vincent’s grandfather was a pastry chef with his own bakery in Belgium, and being raised in this environment was definitely a formative experience for him.
Vincent is passionate about culinary innovation, contributing original combinations, and cutting-edge culinary trends to menus for all occasions. He likes to push the boundaries of flavor and creativity, which results in delicious and unique taste experiences for any event. From the careful addition of flavorful edible flowers, to molecular gastronomy, Vincent likes to surprise the diner, and there are few limits to his quest for subtle and intriguing flavors.
"What you see isn't always what you experience, our goal is to make the impossible possible on the largest stages."
Vincent studied engineering in Belgium, majoring in restaurant Design. In 2000, he moved to Marbella, Spain where he started a company designing restaurants and equipment, but soon after, he bought a restaurant and thus began a new chapter of his life. Autodidact in the field of cuisine, he discovered an innate talent for food creation.
During his years in Marbella, Vincent was a regular guest on TV cooking shows and press. In 2010, he was awarded a prize from the prestigious Eurotoques organization, which was founded by Chef Paul Bocuse and represents some 3000 chefs across Europe.
In 2011, Vincent arrived in Miami where he soon joined the team of a large catering company as Executive Chef.