Belgium AGM Dinner
Wetteren, February 20, 2020
Business and pleasure at Meneer
" What a wonderful occasion it was! "

It was at Meneer, owned by Maître Rôtisseur Tommy Bruynen, where the Bailliage held its first Annual General Meeting under the leadership of newly-appointed Bailli Délégué Ilse Duponcheel.

The event had the welcome support of Michel Cottray, a most experienced Chaîne officer who is a Member of the Conseil Magistral and Bailli Délégué Honoraire of France.

A new steering committee was formed to take the Bailliage forward. It comprises Bailli Délégué Ilse Duponcheel, Conseiller Culinaire Jean-Baptiste Thomaes, Chargé de Missions (Elect) Dominique Crombé and Chargé de Missions (Elect) Roeland Ulens.

Bailli Délégué Duponcheel said that having the steering committee in place would see the redevelopment of the National Bailliage through its first year. She wanted to progress rapidly so having dedicated members in place to “pilot” the several projects was essential.

For the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition the “pilot” is Maître Rôtisseur Bruno Elsier.

Sponsorship and new members are being “piloted” by Maître Rôtisseur Davy De Sutter.

Resurrecting the Bailliage’s involvement with the ACCR (Association caritative de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs) is under the guidance of “pilot” Maître Rôtisseur Jelbrich Hendrickx.

It was also announced that currently 37 new members (50% Professional, 50% Non-professional) and 12 members of the OMGD (Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs) would be inducted.

After the AGM was formally closed we enjoyed a splendid reception followed by dinner.


Scallop carpaccio
pink grapefruit, avocado cream, green apple
cucumber, winter purslane

Truffled ravioli
Savoy velouté, young nettle, sage cream

Wood pigeon
cream of buttered turnip, almond croquette
wild mushrooms, caramelized silver onion
marinated beetroot, “grand veneur” jus

Jonagold apple
vanilla bourbon puff pastry, salted caramel

Coffee or tea


Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen Chardonnay Wit 2018
Haspengouw, Belgium

Beaujolais 2018
Château de Durette, France

Michael Auer Pinot Noir 2017
Carnuntum, Lower Austria

Monbazillac ‘La Cuvée’ 2010
Domaine de Moulin-Pouzy, France

Meneer is not just Tommy Bruynen and his wife Ellen alone. They have a fantastic team taking care of the delicious dishes, providing the service with a smile … and so much more.

What a wonderful occasion it was!

Ilse Duponcheel
Bailli Délégué