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A Bit About The Chef

Chef Huntjens is a well-respected hospitality leader with a passion for culinary excellence. He is a native of the Netherlands where his parents operated a boutique hotel with a fine dining restaurant. In Belgium, he learned from one of the “Best 33 Chefs” at a restaurant in a castle and in the kitchen of “La Gigogne D’Alsace”, a one-star Michelin establishment. As a Certified Hotel Administrator, Frits has enjoyed a distinguished career as General Manager of large Marriott Hotels and Convention Centers and General Manager of the member-owned Hermitage Country Club in Richmond, Virginia. He has always been directly involved in food and beverage, knowing that this side of the business has a serious bearing on its success or failure. He opened his restaurant, One North Belmont, a white tablecloth, intimate French restaurant, which quickly received a four-diamond rating from AAA, and Chef Huntjens was awarded the honor of a “semi-finalist” Best Chef – James Beard Award for the Mid-Atlantic region. Chef Huntjens' volunteer activities consist of preparing wine dinners at local non-profit organizations, supporting local community college culinary programs, serving for several years as Chairperson of the Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, and serving as Bailli (Chapter President) of the Richmond Chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.

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