Global Restaurant Investment Forum

24 June 2020 | GRIF Marketplace - Our virtual meeting space

24 June 2020 | GRIF Marketplace - Our virtual meeting space

Speaker Profile

Freek van Noortwijk

Co-Founder, The Breda Group

Freek van Noortwijk is a chef and hospitality entrepreneur in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After finishing his study Financial Business Economics at the the University of Amsterdam, he founded THE BREDA GROUP with his two best friends. This is a fast growing hospitality group of 4 restaurant concepts in the capital town of Amsterdam.

In addition to being co-owner and supervising chef to his restaurants, Freek starred as jury in multiple television programmes like the Dutch Masterchef.

THE BREDA GROUP is led by three co-owners and best friends; Freek van Noortwijk, Guillaume de Beer and Johanneke van Iwaarden. The trio got to know each other in Breda as eleven-year-olds at school. They didn’t just share a rebellious nature; they also had a great love for food and drink. These commonalities are not just the foundations of their friendship but form the basis of their professional relationship.

In only five years time they are the proud owners of well-known Restaurant GUTS (2014), Restaurant BREDA (2015), Píta Falafel & Kebab (2015) and Maris Piper (2018). All concepts were welcomed with fantastic criticism and they put themselves on the map, both nationally and internationally. At this moment there are some new projects in the pipeline, like the Noodleshop which opens in April this year!