Masterchef: The Professionals 2020 has kept the nation entertained during lockdown and as the season draws to a close fans want to know all the details about the potential winners.

Bart Van Der Lee is one of the contestants on this years MasterChef: The Professionals and is a sure fans favourite. As a private chef people want to know more about his mysterious personality so stay tuned.

Read on to find out more about Bart Van Der Lee, and discover 5 facts on the chef!

MasterChef 2020: Who is Bart Van Der Lee?

He started his culinary career at 16 years old and in his second year as a trainee, he landed a job at Toine Hermsen, a Michelin star restaurant in Maastricht. He then moved across seas and worked internationally in luxury hotels and Michelin star restaurants. Since 2015 Bart has been a private chef and has worked on superyachts, and ski resorts.

Whilst working in Turks and Caicos, Bart met his wife Ana and they moved to London to start a family. Bart and Ana now have two daughters who are three and five years old.

His most recent venture has been on MasterChef: The Professionals and he has already faced judges such as Monica Galetti, Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace – however yesterday, December 3rd, the private chef cooked for restaurant critics Grace Dent and Jay Rayner.

5 facts on the Michelin star chef!

Bart has recently done an interview and revealed some fascinating facts on his life, here’s everything you need to know about Bart Van Der Lee.

1. Bart’s guilty pleasure dish

His favourite guilty pleasure dish is a ham and cheese toastie with tomato ketchup!

2. Best and worst thing about being a chef

He revealed: “The best is being able to create without boundaries, the worst is having to endure the summer heat, think Egypt, Caribbean and Greece mid-summer in a non-air-conditioned kitchen.”

3. Barts thoughts on 2020

2020 has turned into one of his most creative and exciting years. He said it it was going to be a normal year for him but instead he turned it into a ‘culinary explosion full of great vibes and great cooking’.

4. Bart’s role models

Some of his role models include Toine Hermsen, Jonnie Boer, René Redzepi

5. Bart has worked internationally

Including in the Netherlands, Egypt, Caribbean, international waters and the UK

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