Piet Huysentruyt

Piet Huysentruyt (born 7 December 1962) is a Belgian TV chef and the author of five bestselling cooking books.

Piet Huysentruyt at the Antwerp Book Fair, 2008


Piet Huytsentruyt, born in 1962, studied at the cooking school Ter Duinen in Koksijde before working in a number of restaurants in Belgium and abroad. He opened his own restaurant in Wortegem-Petegem, and got his first Michelin Guide star a few years later.[1]


He starred in a few TV shows, the most famous being SOS Piet, which spawned two books.


By December 2008, he has sold 250,000 copies of his books SOS Piet and SOS Piet 2,[2] and his books top the bestseller list in Flanders in December 2008. In December 2009, he appeared in the new film about Kabouter Plop, Plop en de Kabouterbaby.[3]


  1. ^ "Piet Huysentruyt" (in Dutch). Het Nieuwsblad. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  2. ^ "250.000 keer SOS voor Piet Huysentruyt" (in Dutch). De Standaard. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Ron Brandsteder in 'Kabouter Plop'" (in Dutch). De Morgen. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2008.

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