March 11, 2019

Worldchefs Mourns the Loss of Chef Vincent Bossotto

Paris, France · 11 March 2019: Worldchefs Mourns the Loss of Chef Vincent Bossotto

A message from Norbert A. Schmidiger

A year after Chef Paul Bocuse, another great chef has left us. Chef Vincent Bossotto was a respected professional in our Chef de Cuisine family. As both a member of the Board of Directors and a long-time President of the Swiss Chef Society, he was a leader in the Swiss national association of chefs.

Many national and international honors have been presented to him. As the appointed Swiss delegate, he participated in biennial Worldchefs Congresses. As a member of the Swiss Culinary National Team, in 1972 and 1984 he helped achieve success in the IKA Culinary Olympics.

In 1972 he was awarded lifetime Honorary Membership to Worldchefs, the highest award Worldchefs can bestow on an individual member to recognize sustained contributions of extraordinary merit to the organization.

Vincent was a warm and friendly professional colleague. We will keep him always in the best memory and honored in our thoughts.

Norbert A. Schmidiger

Past Treasurer of World Chefs

Past Secretary of the Swiss Chefs Society


The World Association of Chefs’ Societies, known as Worldchefs, is a dynamic global network of 110 chef associations worldwide. A leading voice in the hospitality industry, Worldchefs carries 91 years of history since its founding at the Sorbonne by the venerable Auguste Escoffier. Representing a mobilized international membership of culinary professionals, Worldchefs is committed to advancing the profession and leveraging the influence of the chef jacket for the betterment of the industry and humanity at large.

Worldchefs is dedicated to raising culinary standards and social awareness through these core focus areas:

Education–Worldchefs offers support for education and professional development through the landmark WorldchefsAcademy online training program, our expansive network of Worldchefs Certified Schools and curriculums, and the world’s first Global Hospitality Certification recognizing on-the-job skills in hospitality;

Networking – Worldchefs provides a platform for connection to chefs around the world, and a gateway for industry networking opportunities through endorsed events and the preeminent biennial Worldchefs Congress & Expo;

Competition – Worldchefs sets global standards for competition rules, provides Competition Seminars and assurance of Worldchefs Certified Judges, and runs the prestigious Global Chefs Challenge;

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