The „De Veurn’Ambachtse” meat business was founded in Alveringem by Jan Missiaen and Rita Depuydt.
Son Joris and daughter Carmen enter the business and De Veurn’Ambachtse expands further with the opening of the Potje Paté Restaurant and the Little Paté Shop.
The director Jan Missiaen was chosen by a local jury as Independent Entrepreneur of the Year.
After the takeover of the firm of Vantrois the product range was further expanded with high-quality culinary products.
First paté producer in Belgium permitted to display the label of recognised regional product, The VLAM [Flemish Centre for Agricultural and Fishery Marketing] awarded this label to DE VEURN’AMBACHTSE Old-Style farm paté.
Potted meat also recognised by the Vlam as a regional product!
Our recipe for „Canneloni from Old-Fashioned Farm Paté vs Potted Meat” was crowned with the Innovation Award at the Meat and Fresh Fair.
One of our recipes in a cookery competition is proclaimed as the best „Hoeve Hoppa” [Hurrah for the farm!].
Joris admitted as a member of “De Ghesellen van de Kastelnij Veurne” [The Fellows of the Castlery of Veurne].
Carmen and Joris Missiaen re-elected as role models for the Westhoek because they were mentioned in the press in the past year in an inspiring manner and put the Westhoek on the quality map!
Joris was admitted as a Knight to the „Confrerie Eversam”.
Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper and De Veurn’Ambachtse/’t Potje Paté were proclaimed regional ambassadors for West Flanders in a Fish and Chips competition
Joris was admitted to the Kursaal Casino of Ostend as a Compagnon de la Toque Blanche to the “Order of 33 Master Cooks of Belgium”.
Potted meat from the Westhoek awarded the European BGA [Protected Geographical Designation] label.
The shop and restaurant were completely renovated, restoring a fresh and modern look to our business after 19 years.
To be continued