Océane Biart Club Ketjep
Océane Biart
Brussels Ketjep Digital Manager

Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.
New-comer in the Brussels Ketjep team, I am the Digital wizard with two degrees: one in Communication and another in E-business. I especially enjoy being active with social networks and photography. Back from an Erasmus in Newcastle, I feel more ready than ever to join the Brussels Ketjep adventure!

How has where you come from shaped who you are?
My stay in Newcastle made me more independent and gave me a love for other cultures and travelling. I also understood that learning about other cultures starts while cooking together or around a table.

How would you describe your attitude to work?
I need to understand the purpose of my work. Therefore, I spend time with my colleagues to understand what they do and what is important to them. I like discovering and testing new tools. Committed to the job, I alternate focused times with sweet moments with colleagues.

On a personal note, what would you say you’re the proudest of?
I learned photography by myself: taking pictures and perfecting them with Photoshop and Lightroom. I love tuning colours to create a coherent visual universe. When interested in something: I always do it thoroughly.

To you, what is a Ketje?
A kid by nature, Belgian and cool in his attitude. Part of the Brussels Ketjep family.

What do you think distinguishes Belgium, and its people, from the rest?
During my stay abroad, I heard many people linking Belgium to beers, chocolate, fries and Stromae. But they mostly talk about our open minds and hosting skills. I also see Belgian people as a beautiful “melting pot” with a rich culture.

If you had to nominate three people that, to you, best symbolised Belgium in its full glory, who would they be and why?
– Hergé who first sent a Belgian on the moon
– Dirk Frimout, the first Belgian having gone into space
– David Antoine for having sent the first cornet of fries into space

If you had to take out-of-towners to one essential restaurant in Belgium, which one would it be?
Outside at a food truck, with a view on a typical Brussels place. Perfect for this: the Laeken Fireworks between the Atomium and Brussels Expo, each Friday in August, with many food trucks.

Tell us about the first time you discovered BK sauces.
In a restaurant in Brussels! I don’t even remember which restaurant, I just remember eating there with my parents and brothers, looking at the sauces on the table while waiting for our plates and smiling at the names and slogans.