Hi! I’m Tom
I’m a master miller, a baker and Kiekebich is my project.
Kiekebich is not a conventional bakery. More than a place where bread is made and sold, it’s a tool to transmit my own vision of breadmaking, an opportunity to teach traditional skills and to share my passion for good bread.
In 2014, I discovered a 13th century watermill in Sint-Gertrudis-Pede (Dilbeek, next to Brussels). I got to know the people and fell in love with the traditional process of milling and baking bread in a wood-fired oven. I decided to get a « master miller » degree and started volunteering at the Pedemolen (still do) to learn and transmit everything about flour milling and baking in a wood-fired oven.
In 2015, I left my career in the music business and went all in for my passion. I started working for like-minded bakers to learn all about traditional breadmaking and baking techniques.
Slowly the itch to start proposing my own interpretation of baking good, healthy, nourishing and fair bread for the people around me became irresistible.
That’s how Kiekebich was born.