As a small boy, Herman watched his father in amazement as he worked his magic with chocolate and cakes, showing incredible skill. This was also to become his "vocation"... Herman laid the academic foundations for his trade as a patissier/chocolatier in Antwerp, and apprenticeships in Switzerland, France and Japan refined his skills. His skills were acknowledged being appointed as purveyor to the royal household and as the president of the World Chocolate Masters 2013. Herman Van Dender participated at different prestigious national and international contests and won 6 medals at the ‘World Cup of Pastry’ in Lyon, from which 3 as a candidate and 3 as the chairman of Belgian candidates. This Curriculum Vitae makes of him an experienced and exceptional expert and a great taste specialist. In 2014, Van Dender takes up another challenge and realises his dream. He starts his own chocolate factory, from “bean to bar”. The pralines, crafted in Belgium, can be found at various sales outlets in a number of the large cities, including Tokyo, Osaka etc. in Japan.
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