Our chefs

Jean-Philippe Watteyne

The executive chef of The 1040, “Jean Phi” is well-known to foodies for his restaurant I Cook in Mons and also from TV shows, TopChef (M6 France) and Les Ambassadeurs (RTBF-Belgium). Passionate about the heritage of his homeland, he brings out the best of Belgian cuisine in a classical repertoire that is mixed with some beautiful contemporary notes which invite guests to discover the exciting flavours of Belgium, or get back to their roots.

Matteo Vannini

Matteo Vannini was born in Florence, Italy. A graduate of the Aurelio Saffi Professional Institute for Enogastronomy and Hospitality Services in Florence, he has been cooking since the age of 14. A semi-finalist in the renowned international competition “San Pellegrino Youth Chef 2018”, he earned a Michelin star during his 3 years as a chef at Da Mimmo in Woluwé-Saint-Lambert.