Hospitality Mourns Sad Passing of Chef & Gentleman Andrew Bennett

The death of recent Craft Guild of Chefs Chair Andrew Bennett over the weekend has saddened many in the chefs’ profession who knew him as a true gentleman.

Bennett was, for many years, the executive chef of the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and, more recently, the President of the Craft Guild of Chefs.

He was a hard-working chef who prowled the competition circuit encouraging and inspiring those competing to achieve more than they thought they were capable.

Hayden Groves said of Bennett’s death: “Chef, mentor, friend and one of the industry’s true gentlemen. As a judge he always pushed me to be the very best version of myself & a man I always turned to for advice.”

Alyn Williams said on twitter: “I’m very shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of Chef Andrew Bennett. I had the pleasure of knowing him & judging many competitions alongside him. A true professional & Gentleman. My sympathies go out to his family. RIP Chef.”

A comment from the The Craft Guild of Chefs on 30th January said: “It is with great sadness to share that Chef Andrew Bennett MBE passed away this morning. He will be sorely missed by all, and our thoughts are with Liz and the family at this hard time. We shall all remember him with real fondness.”