It could be said Jan Proot was born in the Del Rey workshop! His passion for chocolate and for pastry was obvious from the start.
After completing marketing studies, he eventually chose to be a pastry cook/chocolate maker and became a worker at Del Rey’s. He perfected his training at the Wittamer and Oberweis houses. Then, he returned to the family business under the watchful and kind eye of Gunther Van Essche, winner of the 1995 World Cup.
Today, Jan focuses mainly on chocolate; he keeps on creating and developing new products.