Michael van der Kroft
He has been a professional BMX rider in The Netherlands for many years. Because it was difficult to make a living in that business, he started combining his sports activities with work in the kitchen, and that triggered his passion for food and cooking.
He has worked at Tosca in Rotterdam, a restaurant that at that time was known for refined Italian food. After about two years, he was appointed chef of Tosca.
Developing his own design language and stylistics at a young age
After Tosca, he became chef de partie in Meliefste. His cooking style was very much aligned with what Thijs Meliefste serves in his restaurant. However, Michael missed the recognition of being a chef himself. That was the moment that he realized that he was ready for his own restaurant. When he was contacted by Jeroen with the idea to open Bij Petit together, things went very fast.
In a basement of the Entrepot building, eager hostess Emy Koster and chef Michael van der Kroft opened Tres, their first own restaurant, at the end of November.
“At Tres, we want to give you an intimate dining experience, a night without a single thought of yesterday or tomorrow. We will share the stories of our farmers and artisans that have contributed to who we are today and the restaurant’s philosophy”
With a menu based on everything their personally chosen producers offer them, a bar and interior with vintage design elements, and a quirky approach to service, an evening at Tres is a total experience.
“Tres is a 12-seat restaurant, the best producers and growers have been invited to be a part of this celebration of Dutch produce. We will show what can be grown, harvested, fished, and foraged in this small but rich country”.
Instagram: @michaelvanderkroft @tresrotterdam
Restaurant web site: https://www.tresrotterdam.com/
Restaurant address: Vijf Werelddelen 75, 3071 PS Rotterdam, Netherlands