Sergio Herman (1970) has inherited his love for cookery from his father, with whom he worked side by side at the ‘Oud Sluis’ restaurant for several years, before taking it over entirely in 1990. There, he brought to life the fresh high-quality products from the polders and the waters of Zeeland, thereby laying the foundation of what would become an unparalleled ‘wow’ kitchen, and would eventually earn him 3 Michelin stars. In 2013, Sergio decided to close the doors of the ‘Oud Sluis’ restaurant, because it was limiting him in his quest for development and evolution. Today, Sergio has four restaurants. Le Prinstine* in Antwerp, Belgium, Pure C**, AIRrepublic* and Blueness in Cadzand-Bad, The Netherlands. Besides this, he has taken on the culinary responsibility for the French fries concept Frites Atelier. He also has published several cookbooks of which the latest ‘New Italian’.