A night of music, discussion, and entertainment with star chef Vincent Klink
Goethe Pop Up Kansas City is proud to host TV chef Vincent Klink as he comes to Kansas City during the Year of German-American Friendship. Join us for an evening with Vincent Klink as he reads from his books, tells stories, and plays music (sometimes all at once!), while accompanied by Bram Wijnands on piano.
Vincent Klink is a German chef, restaurateur, author, and publisher of culinary literature. A jazz musician and media personality known for his food-focused television shows, he is a recipient of the Michelin Star and received the Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg in 2014.
But maybe it is best if he introduces himself:
Vincent Klink on Vincent Klink
Vincent Klink, born in 1949, cooks, writes, and makes music in Stuttgart.
- Apprenticeship with Baden chefs and at restaurant Humplmayr in Munich.
- Has operated a restaurant with wife Elisabeth since 1974.
- Michelin Star recipient in 1978.
- Accomplished archer with an English Longbow. Professional amateur on the flute. Frequently reads from his own books. Plays music with his friends, a pianist and a guitarist, when they’re able to find free time.
- Thursday morning cooking-show: ARD lunch buffet.
- Vincent’s books (published at Rowohlt): Sitting Küchenbull. Gepfefferte Erinnerungen eines Kochs (2010), Immer dem Bauch nach. Kulinarische Reisen (2011), Ein Bauch spaziert durch Paris (2016), Rezepte gegen Liebeskummer (2017), as well as Voll ins Gemüse (Edition Vincent Klink, 2014), and Angerichtet, herzhaft und scharf (Klöpfer & Meyer, 2018)
- Not to mention robust health and more desire to cook than ever before after 50 years of work.
About Bram Wijnands
Bram Wijnands was born in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and became interested at an early age in Stride piano, Boogie Woogie, and Ragtime. He is a graduate from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. After having performed at the City Light Jazz Club
in Kansas City in 1992, he stayed in the city of Jazz. Bram Wijnands taught for 15 years at UMKC’s Jazz Division alongside with Bobby Watson which led to a collaboration at Jazz At Lincoln Center
in 2005 where Bram Wijnands performed his arrangements and compositions in the Kansas City Swing style.
Over the years he has performed with many different artists such as Deborah Brown, Bobby Watson, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Bob Kindred, Dukes Boys, The U.S. Coast Guard Band, Slide Hampton, Richard Ross, Milt Trenier, and The Scamps. Concert tours include locations such as the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium, Russia, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, and the United States.