Emmanuel Stroobant started his career at a tender age of 16 – cleaning dishes in one of the best restaurants in Belgium. Hoping to save some money to pay his way through university, Stroobant’s first ambition was to be a lawyer. Whilst finishing high school and juggling between his night job, Stroobant took a liking to his working environment, and before long he was on his way to peeling, chopping vegetables and making salads!
At 18, Stroobant well and truly decided to take the culinary path and for 4 years, he was trained in several Michelin starred restaurants in Belgium. At age 23, he opened his first restaurant in his hometown, Liege.
After the overnight success and three summers, Stroobant continued his culinary journey in Australia. In 1997, Stroobant moved to Kuala Lumpur where he experienced the local scene and culture. Finally in 1999, Chef settled down in Singapore with his wife and founded Saint Pierre in December 2000.