Episode 32: Willem SchaafsmaFirst aired: Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 18.24 hours
Willem Schaafsma's owner and head cook of Endless restaurant in Leeuwarden. "We only work with products from the region and use all the features."
But it also speaks koksvak him enormously. "There is no nine to five mentality. We are not finished until the last guest is gone." Schaafsma learned as an intern in the kitchen what it is to work only with fresh products. He soon decided that he wanted to start his own. "I got a loan from the bank."
Friesland, according Schaafsma the best province to work as a cook. "Everything you need to grow and flourish there." His staff gets the cook of the region and gives cooking lessons to victims of violence. "These are win-moments here I get energy from." And he likes to teach a little eaters: why we eat some products and not others? "Friesians eat clams for example, almost never or only a small part of a sheep." Endless looks also not aware of a luxury restaurant, says Schaafsma. "It's fresh and relatively simple. As raw mackerel, which is the tuna from the low countries."