Famous for hosting numerous cooking programs on Fox International's 24Kitchen channel, this Dutch culinary expert also published several cookbooks, including Rudolph's Cupcakes and Lekker Snel (English translation: Tasty and Quick).
He attended culinary school in Breda, Netherlands, and subsequently won first prize in several Silver Toque cooking contests in his native country. He began co-hosting his first culinary television show, Life & Cooking, in 2000.
After training as a pastry chef, he presented a popular TV program called Rudolph's Bakery.
Though born in Belgium, he grew up in the Netherlands. He fathered two children: a daughter named Doris from his early marriage and a son named Ralph from a later long-term relationship.
He and his culinary contemporary, Irish chef Richard Corrigan, both worked at restaurants in the Netherlands.