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Chefs of the Decade – Germany

By Zahra Al-Kateb

By Andy Hayler

Past Decade

Harald Wohlfhart

The head chef of legendary Schwarzwaldstube in the Black Forest, Harold Wohlfhart not only has held three Michelin stars for decades, but half a dozen chefs who trained with him have gained 3 stars in their own right.

Heinz Winkler

At one time the youngest ever 3 star Michelin chef at the age of 32, Heinz Winkler’s eponymous property has a spectacular setting at the foot of a mountain between Germany and Austria. He is a master of classical technique.

Sven Elverfeld

Not many 3 Michelin star restaurants are located in a car factory, but Sven Elverfeld’s Aqua effectively is – based in Wolfsburg next to the Volkswagen HQ. His cuisine is modern and innovative but rooted on strong culinary technique.

Helmut Thieltges

A master of classical French cooking and noted for his sauces, Helmut Thieltges unassumingly plies his trade in a leafy setting in the west of Germany, having maintained 3 Michelin stars throughout this century.

Joachim Wissler

Vendome, in a magnificent stately home, is Joachim Wissler’s 3 star Michelin restaurant. His lengthy tasting menus show a complete grasp of culinary technique, blending modern touches with classical cooking.

Next Decade

Kevin Fehling

Now installed in a former warehouse in Hamburg with a single sinuous dining table for his guests, Kevin Fehling has maintained 3 Michelin stars since he moved from Lubeck, and has been a hit with the dining public with his elaborate modern menus.

Tim Raue

Tim Raue has shaken up the Berlin fine dining scene with his Asian-influenced menus in a casual setting. His culinary empire is growing as rapidly as his reputation.

Christian Bau

Christian Bau gained three stars at Schloss berg at the age of just 34, and was so confident of retaining them he had 3 stars tattooed on his arm. His cooking is rooted in classical technique but involves Japanese influences.

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Holger Stromberg

Having gained a Michelin star at the tender age of 23, Holger Stromberg not only runs his own restaurant but found time to become head chef of the German national football team.

Michael Kempf

Awarded a Michelin star at just 26, Michael Kempf gained a second star in 2013 at Facil in Berlin. His cooking is modern and innovative, with a touch of inspiration from Asia

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