Executive Chef of Restaurant Vermeer (1* Michelin), NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
Chris Naylor (1970, Bedford England) learned the classical skills of cooking with Albert Roux in London and Amsterdam. In the Netherlands, Naylor career progressed under Chef Robert Kranenborg where he headed the kitchen brigades of amongst others, Le Cirque*, Vossius* and La Rive ** in the Amstel Hotel. Kranenborg taught Naylor the importance of a chef to respect ingredients and the nature. In the past ten years, Naylor has been the Executive Chef of Restaurant Vermeer. His cooking style can be described as creative and quirky with great respect for seasonal produce and the land it comes from.
In 2011, Naylor received a Michelin Star for his endeavours in Restaurant Vermeer. In 2018, Naylor received from Gault & Millau 18/20 points for Vermeer, as well as the award for Best Vegetable Chef.