Two very familiar faces at Château Neercanne will bid farewell on 1 March to pursue the next stage in their respective careers. Maître d’Hotel, Dennis Lemmens, has received a promotion within Oostwegel Collection and takes on the role of Food & Beverage Manager at Winselerhof, while Chef de Cuisine, Gilbert von Berg, is to open his own restaurant.
Dennis Lemmens (43) has worked at Château Neercanne since 2001, gaining his position as the restaurant’s Maître d’Hotel in 2007. In his new role as Food & Beverage Manager at Winselerhof in Landgraaf, he will be responsible for the service teams in Restaurant Pirandello, Luigi’s Restaurant & Bar and banqueting. In this exciting new role Dennis will bring his skill and expertise to his new team and build on the continuing gastronomic ambitions of Winselerhof.
Regarding his promotion Dennis says: “For me this is a great new challenge to lead a bigger team in a different property, but still it feels familiar because I will continue to work for the Oostwegel family’s business.”
Gilbert von Berg (38) has worked alongside the culinary team of Restaurant Château Neercanne since 2007, taking on the role of Chef de Cuisine in November 2017. For his next career move, he has chosen to follow his entrepreneurial ambitions. In spring 2021 he will open his own, small scale, restaurant in Maastricht.
Of his career change, Gilbert says: “It has always been a dream of mine to have my own restaurant in Maastricht where I can strive to achieve my ambitions. I had a great time and education at Château Neercanne but the opportunity has presented itself for me to start my own business and I want to grab it with both hands.”
We thank Dennis and Gilbert for their tireless efforts over the past few years in which they played key roles in the development of Restaurant Château Neercanne. We wish them great success and joy in their new careers!”, commented Camille Oostwegel, Owner & Managing Director of Oostwegel Collection
Pierre Haenen, General Manager at Château Neercanne says: “The development of Dennis and Gilbert is once again a great example of the results cultivated through Oostwegel Collection’s ‘Talent Factory’. It shows that talent not only grows within our organisation but can lead to entrepreneurial success”.
At the time of this press release there are no replacement candidates for either position. “We have promptly started the recruitment process for both of these important positions. The successful candidates will continue to build on both Dennis’ and Gilbert’s legacy to ensure the continued success of Château Neercanne as a gastronomic hot spot”, says Pierre HaenenDownload press release