Cas Spijkers

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Cas Spijkers
Born
Caspar Henricus Augustinus Spijkers

12 January 1946
Died29 October 2011
NationalityDutch
OccupationChef
EmployerSelf-employed
Known forMichelin starred De Swaen, Koken met Sterren [nl]
Websitehttp://casspijkers.nl

Henry Augustine Caspar (Cas) Spijkers (12 January 1946 in Tilburg - 29 October 2011 in Oirschot)[1][2] was a Dutch head chef and author of several cookbooks.[3] He is also known for his cooking program Koken met Sterren [nl].[4] In 1984, the cooking of Spijkers earned restaurant De Swaen two Michelin stars.[5]

In 1980, Spijkers became head chef of De Swaen, resulting in a Michelin star in 1981.[6][7] After Spijkers stepped back as head chef in 1998, the restaurant lost his star.[8][9]

After The Swaen[edit]

"Princess Household Appliances BV" collaborated with Spijkers to promote its kitchen appliances. They also backed him for his "month restaurant" Chez Cas in "De Kersentuin" in Amsterdam in 2006.[10][11]

In 2007, Spijkers announced the Cas Spijkers Academie. This was a high-end cooking school under his supervision.[12] The Academy, a partnership between Spijkers and several educational centres, started in 2009 in Boxmeer.[13][14]

Controversy[edit]

In 2005, author Ronald Giphart published the book Troost. Giphart claimed that Cas Spijkers and De Swaen were his models for this book. Cas Spijkers was very surprised to hear that he was responsible for the demise of De Swaen, because he left there a few years before they lost their stars.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2010, esophageal cancer was discovered.[16]

On the 6th of July 2011, Spijkers was appointed as Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau for his great services to the Dutch culinary culture.[17]

Spijkers died on 29 October 2011, aged 65, from the effects of his illness.[18][19]

Bibliography[edit]

  • En Cas (2005); And Cas
  • Cas kookt kunst (2004); Cas cooks Art
  • Het basiskookboek (2004); The basic cookbook
  • Leer koken met Cas Spijkers (2000); Learn to cook with Cas Spijkers
  • Kerst met Cas (1998); Christmas with Cas
  • Bijzondere hoofdgerechten (1998); Special main courses
  • Bijzondere gerechten met kaas (1997); Special dishes with cheese
  • Bijzondere voorgerechten (1997); Special entrees
  • Bijzondere nagerechten (1997); Special desserts
  • Mijn keuken (1997); My Kitchen
  • Cas Spijkers en zijn Swaen (1986, 1998); Cas Spijkers and his Swaen (1986, revised edition 1998)[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cas Spijkers overleden". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  2. ^ Obituary in The Guardian, Monday, October 31, 2011
  3. ^ See bibliography
  4. ^ "Nederlandse topkok Cas Spijkers (65) overleden". De Morgen (in Dutch). 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2 January 2012. Belgian Newspaper
  5. ^ (in Dutch) Historical overview Michelin stars 1981 t/m 1985 Last visited 24 July 2011
  6. ^ http://swaen.nl/info
  7. ^ http://www.missethoreca.nl/restaurant/vakkennis/michelin/Michelindossier-HistorischOverzichtMichelinsterren1981Tm1985.htm
  8. ^ "Rechtspraak.nl - Zoeken in uitspraken".
  9. ^ http://www.missethoreca.nl/restaurant/vakkennis/michelin/Michelindossier-HistorischOverzichtMichelinsterren1997Tm2000.htm
  10. ^ Kok, Richard (2005-05-30). "Cas Spijkers begint weer restaurant". Misset Horeca (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  11. ^ "MissetHoreca.nl - Restaurant Cas Spijkers gesloten".
  12. ^ "Spijkers verzorgt nieuwe topkok-opleiding". Misset Restaurant (in Dutch). 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  13. ^ (in Dutch) Official website
  14. ^ "Cas Spijkers overleden". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Cas Spijkers verbaasd over rol als 'model van' Giphart". Dagblad van Het Noorden (in Dutch). 2005-04-22. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  16. ^ "Cas Spijkers heeft kanker". Nu.nl (in Dutch). 1 December 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Cas Spijkers overleden". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Cas Spijkers overleden". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2 January 2012. Dutch Newspaper
  19. ^ "Nederlandse topkok Cas Spijkers (65) overleden". De Morgen (in Dutch). 2011-10-29. Retrieved 2 January 2012. Belgian Newspaper
  20. ^ "Results for 'au:Spijkers, Cas.' [WorldCat.org]".

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