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a taste of Liège

The founders of BelWaffles have dedicated years of research and refinements to uncover the secret of making the most perfect and delicious waffles, a secret known only to the founders and their family to this day. It is no exaggeration to say that the true taste of the Belgium Liege waffle has arrived to Japan.

Jose Manuel Silva Gallardo

Owner and Chef

Jose Manuel started Hotel Management at the “Haute École de la Province de Namur” in Namur, Belgium. After attending hotel management and culinary school in Belgium, he did stints as a line and sous-chef in Regency Hyatt in Warsaw, Poland, and next year in Grand Hyatt in Santiago, Chile in the Marketing department. The third year he went to Grand Hyatt in Berlin, Germany. Then, he moved to Bruxelles in 2012 where he completed his Master of Science in Management of Tourism in “Université Libre de Bruxelles”, in Belgium. Upon graduating he followed the love of his life to Fukuoka Japan, where they married and launched his dream business, Belwaffles.



BelWaffles Venues

The original BelWaffles café opened July 2014 in Bayside Place Hakata. The Belwaffles Ikinoshima franchise followed soon after. And on May 1, 2018, Jose opened the flagship, BelWaffles Tenjin Core in Fukuoka’s city center, Fukuoka’s best known and most competitive battlefield of the food and drink industry. The flagship store doubles as a supplier to all the venues maintaining quality and the family secret intact.


Waffle with love

“Our genuine Belgian waffles are perfect for enjoying at our venues or to take home and share. It is exactly what any connoisseur’s palate could hope for, something to be savoured without the least hesitation”

Jose Manuel Silva Gallardo



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