My name is Bastiaan Beekhuis, 32 years old, born and raised in Spakenburg. Besides BBQproof I work as a designer/marketer at the Ambachtsbakker. At the Ambachtsbakker I think up and design campaigns for local bakeries; this is where my interest in food started. Back in the days, I used to be a picky eater (sorry mom). I didn’t eat what I didn’t know until I started my job at the Ambachtsbakker and started cooking for myself. Now, I want to taste everything and I like most of it. Things can change quickly; cooking and barbecuing have become two of my greatest passions! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or grilling on the BBQ, you can find me watching Master Chef or Chef’s Table on TV.
I love food! That is why I like sharing my passion for food with others. For example, I can enjoy a BBQ night with friends; tasting new flavors, hours of dining accompanied by a drink, what more do you want? Just to give you an idea: I often serve around four dishes and especially some smaller bites. You can combine the smaller bites wonderfully with meat, fish, and vegetables; you won’t feel full afterward. Fun fact: on a night like this, Niels and I got the idea of starting a blog together. Great idea, right? It just got a bit out of hand now, haha!
I hope to share my passion and pleasure for barbecuing with you through the recipes we create. Hopefully, it will taste good!
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