Describe yourself, your background and what you do today. How has where you come from shaped who you are?
Before I started my journey at Ketjep, I had a long way of finding the right study for me. I studied law, tourism and found my passion in management. It is wonderful to find what you really enjoy doing in life, while doing it with the right people, at the right place. At Ketjep I found what I was looking for. My journey taught me to be resilient, patient and always chase my dreams, not matter how hard the road gets. People often don’t see the true power within themselves until they are challenged and pushed out of their comfort zone
How would you describe your attitude to work?
I believe that being passionate about my career path and job is necessary for my personal happiness. Also, helping each other out in the office is also key. I like to be helpful and enthusiastic – that’s my best possible self.
On a personal note, what would you say you’re the proudest of?
I’m proud of the person I’m becoming with time: someone independent and not scared of experiencing new challenges.
To you, what is a Ketje?
Everyone involved with Brussels Ketjep. The staff, the suppliers, the fans, you name it.
What do you think distinguishes Belgium, and its people, from the rest?
We’re a country that’s known for having the best beer, fries and chocolate – and soon enough, the best sauces!
If you had to take visiting guests out on a Sunday tourist trail, where would you take them and why?
Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Atomium – Belgium’s must-sees. And of course, the stunning Bruges. It’s an absolute jewel of a city, with breath-taking architecture wherever you look.
Sauces, in Belgium at least, are intrinsically linked to French fries. What’s your combination of choice?
Dallas, I love anything that’s spicy.
Why do Belgians do it better?
We have delicious food and our architecture is stunning. What more could you ask for?