Nigel Hitches (Chef patron) bio

Born 1965 in Stratford upon Avon, (Shakespearse’s birthplace)

Hotel school 1981 – 1983

Various 1 and 2 * Michelin recommended Country house hotel restaurants in the UK

Joined Hilton International 1988 – 2001

London Hilton on Park Lane (Flagship) Junior sous chef, Executive Chef fine dining, Executive sous chef, Executive Chef

Executive Chef Hilton Jerusalem (opening team)

Executive Chef Hilton Malta (opening team)

Executive Chef Hilton Istanbul

Executive Chef Hilton Copenhagen (opening team)

Left Hilton International after 9/11/2001 and came to Maastricht

Now a proud Chef Patron of restaurant Le Courage since august 2004

Le Courage

“An intimate dining room, run by an English chef, set in the Rechtstraat, one of the oldest streets in Maastricht. 
I go shopping every morning to select the best seasonal and local produce as offerings, prepared with great passion, perfect for those who appreciate honest, creative and quality cooking.”

“Vegetarian, Sugar free, gluten free and guests with milk or nut allergies are more than welcome.”

“This intimate restaurant and small courtyard, decorated with a perfect balance of warm colours and fresh flowers provide a stylish accent for Lunch, Dinner or Traditional Afternoon tea.”

Happy Cooking!

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.




Nigel Hitches / Le Binh Huynh

Le Courage: Guests walk in, Friends walk out!