About the Owner
Alex Voorn, educated in the Netherlands, is a Dutch Executive Chef, and Executive Pastry Chef with 40 years experience. His career brought him to international resort hotels and country clubs throughout the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. Previously he owned and operated the Dutch Mill Bakery in Boca Raton, Florida where he lives with his family.
Our mission is to make the most delicious croquettes (kroketten) and cocktail croquettes (bitterballen) of the highest quality, based a traditional Dutch family recipe, on this side of the Atlantic. Using this base recipe, we want to develop and introduce croquettes and cocktail croquettes which will appeal to the diverse culinary tastes in the Americas and the Caribbean.
We are very proud of the quality of our croquettes because we use only the finest ingredients available. We handpick the vegetables, purchased from our local farmer’s markets. Whenever possible we use local and organic herbs, vegetable and spices. All our beef and poultry products are U.S.D.A. inspected and is of the highest quality.
The croquettes (kroketten), and cocktail croquettes (bitterballen), are handmade from scratch. A stock is prepared with fresh vegetables, herbs, spices and beef (or chicken ,shrimp, etc.) and simmered for hours. The stock is added to the flour (or rice flour) mixture creating a smooth ragout which is brought to a perfect consistency. Fresh parsley and the finely-cut beef (or chicken,shrimp etc.) are added to the ragout. The croquettes and the cocktail croquettes are then hand-crafted and breaded. At that time the product is frozen, packed and shipped. To ensure that the croquettes arrive at the right temperature, we use ice packs in our shipments. All there is left to do is to thaw them and then deep-fry them in vegetable oil (canola, peanut oil) at a preheated temperature of 355F degrees for approximately 3-4 minutes. The crust of the croquettes and cocktail croquettes should be golden brown at the conclusion of the frying process.