RootsBorn in Surinam, Soenil Bahadoer grew up within a traditional Hindu family. Jointly preparing the family meals was one of the most important daily activities. It's also where he discovered his enthusiasm for cooking. At school, his talent soon stood out. Soenil had his own eclectic way of interpreting recipes. Creativity combined with a thorough understanding of basics was Soenil's personal recipe for his future seccess as chef.
CareersAs young Hindu striving to fulfil his dream, Soenil experienced that chances are few and far between. That's why he firmly believes in offering second-generation immigrants traineeships in his restaurant.
Soenil demands the best from everybody. Only the most dedicated make it onto his team.
The BookSoenil. Patron Cuisinier De Lindehof Nuenen recounts the struggle of a boy from Surinam who, despite in his humble background, succeeds in becoming a much-lauded chef and businessman. Soenil tells of his irrepressible passion for cooking, his sources of inspiration and the art of sublimating Surinam and Hindu ethnic flavours with French cuisine. The accompanying photos and exclusive recipes make this book a 'must have' for all those who warmly embrace Soenil's dishes.
Soenil. Patron Cuisinier De Lindehof Nuenen can be purchased at De Lindehof for € 49,50.