Paris, 25 June 2021 – It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of our honorary member Wynand Vogel, last week. During a private funeral yesterday, we had the opportunity to bid Wynand farewell. It was the wish of both Wynand and his family to announce his passing only after the funeral had taken place.
We will remember Wynand as a very committed member of the Gastronomisch Gilde. Under his leadership the competitions of the Gastronomisch Gilde have become the success they are today. Wynand was associated with the Culinary team the Netherlands for decades. First as chef d’equipe, later as chef de mission. Many successes have been achieved under his leadership. He was actively involved in our association and we were grateful for how he shared his valuable knowledge and advice.
As a judge and chairperson for Worldchefs, both at home and abroad, his expertise for cooking competitions has been widely recognized and praised.
We are all going to miss Wynand’s sincerity, humor, commitment and most of all his friendship.
Our thoughts go out to all those who loved him and we wish them strength at this difficult time in dealing with this enormous loss.