Meet The Team: Herman

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Meet The Team: Herman
May 24, 2023

Every month we highlight one of the employees of Leerhotel Het Klooster and/or restaurant Novice. This way you get to know one of our professionals who, together with the students of Hotelschool Amersfoort, wants to give our guests a unique experience.  

We kick off with one of the instructors from our restaurant; Herman van der Meulen. Herman lives in Amersfoort and has been with Leerhotel Het Klooster for 1.5 years. In his free time he likes to be involved in gastronomy, music and running.  

He gained his expertise at various restaurants, wine bars and hotels. Before joining the Leerhotel, he worked for almost five years as sommelier and host at restaurant de Monnikendam in Amersfoort. There he was the face of the business. Furthermore, he worked for many years at mainly high end hotels and restaurants. Such as manager and host at: Het Kasteel in Woerden, Berghotel in Amersfoort and hotel Oud London in Zeist. 

Herman can mainly be found in our restaurant Novice. Here he supervises students in all (daily) activities. He also gives technical support during exams and, together with his colleagues, takes care of beverage orders. He hopes to complete his Cambridge English course in June, and in September you will begin training as a practical instructor. 

What makes you happy?  

"I am delighted by students who end the day with a smile and a piece of knowledge richer." 

What does hospitality mean to you?   

"To me, hospitality means that guests in the hotel and certainly in the restaurant should feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. You have to create a pleasant experience in which the guest's needs and desires are the focus."

What can you be woken up for?   

"Lobster and caviar, you can really wake me up at night for that!        

Can we find you on Social Media?  

Herman can be found on various Social Media. Would you like to follow Herman as well? Then this is his LinkedIn