Chefs & Tutors - Nico Schuermans
Nico Schuermans is a qualified chef and restaurateur, and has been in the hospitality industry for 14 years. Nico received his qualifications from the prestigious CREPAC School of culinary arts in Belgium. His apprenticeship was with ‘La Villa Lorraine’ (two star Michelin), and Nico went on to work as Chef de Partie for ‘Comme Chez Soi’, a three
star Michelin restaurant which has held its rating for 20 years and is considered Belgium\\\\\\\'s finest restaurant. Nico has cooked for Mick Jagger, Prince, Bill Clinton, and many other celebrities. Nico completed his professional training as Chef de Partie at the Savoy Hotel in London, where he was responsible for over 1000 people at each sitting. Nico then went on to be Head Chef at ‘Alhambra’ in Sydney, Australia.
Before leaving Australia Nico was invited to cook at the ‘Epoch – Belgian Beer Café’ for the Belgian national athletes, and visiting Royals. Upon coming to Canada Nico and his wife lived in Whistler, where Nico was employed by ‘La Rua’ Restaurant.
Nico also lived in New York for 5 months, working as manager at ‘Gitane’ in Soho before returning to Canada.