Food, Photography and Lifestyle Blog


About me:

Age 44, born in The Netherlands, settled in Hong Kong since the past 15 years.


Executive Chef and F&B Manager

Professional photographer specializing in Food and Beverage, Interior and Portraiture

Lots of work too little sleep! but all smiles.

Personal interests:

Food, Wine, Photography, my 3 Monsters, beautiful wife and Swimming

My gear:

Camera Bodies:

Canon 50D

Canon 5D mark II


Canon 15 MM F2.8 Fisheye

Canon 50 MM F1.4

Canon 100 MM F2.8

Canon 16-35 MM F2.8 L USM

Canon 70-200 MM F2.8 L USM

Computers & Printers:

Imac 24 Inch

Macbook laptop

Epson R 1800 A3 size printer

Canon MP 996 Printer


Lightroom 3




Bunch of flashes

Bunch of Stands

Tripods with ball head and pistol head





etc etc

4 different bags and cases

Dry cabinets

where you can find me:

Smug Mug: click here

Facebook: Click here

Flickr: Click here


13 responses

  1. j

    Your dishes and photos are awesome! Keep them coming, I’ll definitely be back!

    February 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    • cosmopolitanblog

      Thanks Joseph

      February 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm

  2. Dear Chef,
    Found your blog while on flickr; so impressive. The photog is great, obviously there is so much to see here, so I will return many times.
    My husband and I eloped to Hong Kong in 1982, so your blog is bringing back many memories. I also have a nephew who completed an externship in Hong Kong 2 years ago while a student at the CIA in NY.
    Congrats on a successful labor of love.

    March 15, 2009 at 4:48 pm

  3. cosmopolitanblog

    Thank you Claudia, very kind of you!

    March 16, 2009 at 12:50 am

  4. I love your photography! and the fact that you’re a Hong Kong chef is just awesome hehe I’m going to have to bookmark your blog 🙂

    March 27, 2009 at 3:52 pm

  5. I’ve added cosmopolitanone to my blogroll to help other people find you 🙂

    March 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm

  6. cosmopolitanblog

    Thanks Grace! really appreciate that! youve got a nice blog yourself too! where are yu located? I have added you to my roll as well!

    March 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm

  7. I’m living in Sydney, but man I loove the yum cha and hawker food in HK 😀 hey I see that your cooking isn’t just chinese! Did you train as a chef in Holland?

    and THAnks for adding FC to your blogroll!
    I am very honoured orz haha

    March 28, 2009 at 4:27 am

  8. JP

    Hoi Marco, ben toevallig op je foodblog gestuiterd deze morgen. Looks very nice en your pics are quite profi. Seems you got yourself a great hobby. Keep going. I’ll check your posts and pics on a regular basis from now on. Hope the wife and kids are doing fine also. Cheers.

    April 14, 2009 at 9:04 am

  9. cosmopolitanblog

    Hoi JP Bedankt!

    April 14, 2009 at 10:12 am

  10. Hiya, I am hoping to start making my own cheese. I am looking for place to buy rennet in Hong Kong. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

    April 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

  11. Hello – I am looking for a food stylist in Hong Kong for a project – must be able to make cakes and cookies ala american! Including decorating for halloween and christmas cookies – like martha stewart type – any ideas? Thank you!

    September 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    • cosmopolitanblog

      Hi if you need please email me at and I will forward you a few people who can do this.



      September 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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