Born and raised in Belgium, Frederik De Pue, developed a pedigree in some of the finest kitchens in the world, such as Yves Mattagne’s Sea Grill in Brussels and the famed Alain Chapel across the border in France. It is his work as the Executive Chef for the European Commission Delegation Ambassador that drew notice in diplomatic circles around Washington, D.C. When he decided to extend beyond Embassy Row, 42 degree Catering seemed the perfect name, in homage to the great gastronomic cities around the world located on the 42nd parallel. Trained at the Hotel School Ter Duinen, his global experience lends itself to unique menus targeted toward the sophisticated diner. In his 12 years in D.C., de Pue has kept a low profile despite his impressive resume at some of Europe’s best restaurants, a history of cooking for dignitaries, and a high-end catering company with 600 clients. Frederik's first restaurant Table opened in mid-January 2013. Azur opened on the heels of Table.