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Culinary ambassadors

Culinary experts representing the regions of NRW

Our culinary ambassadors champion the specialities of their regions and represent their field of expertise with enthusiasm, passion and charisma. These creative chefs, outstanding restaurateurs and visionary producers make our culinary regions what they are and never fail to impress with their innovative ideas and creations.

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Patrick und Andreas Büscher Genussbotschafter HB

Andreas und Patrick Büscher

Büscher's Hotel and Restaurant is a traditional family business that dates back to 1884. Andreas Büscher and his son-in-law, Patrick Büscher, the fourth and fifth generations, respectively, work together in the kitchen here.

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Claudia Stern Genussbotschafter HB

Claudia Stern

Claudia Stern is qualified hotel manager and sommelier and has been engaged in the business of culinary pleasure for two decades now.

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Erika Bergheim Genussbotschafter HB

Erika Bergheim

Head chef Erika Bergheim caters to the whims of her guests at Restaurant HUGENpöttchen at Schloss Hugenpoet.

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Holger Berens Genussbotschafter HB

Holger Berens

Holger Berens' restaurant is located in the creative and trendy Medienhafen district of Düsseldorf. He recalls that “there wasn't much more than cranes and trendy galleries” when he first opened his doors there.

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Jens Bomke Genussbotschafter HB

Jens Bomke

As a professional chef, Jens Bomke has been serving up enjoyable moments for more than 30 years. During the various stages of his career in some of Germany's top restaurants, including Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn and Restaurant Nösse on Sylt, he gained the experience he has brought to his family business since 1988.

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Markus Podzimek Genussbotschafter HB

Markus Podzimek

After finishing school, Markus Podzimek decided to follow a long-standing family tradition of training as a pastry chef and learned his trade in Switzerland, France and Germany – now he is a master in the art of pastries.

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Michael Gliss Genussbotschafter HB

Michael Gliss

Michael Gliss made his first appearance in the world of coffee in 1983 when he first encountered the Mediterranean coffee culture in the South of France. He soon began working and discovered his passion for this culture of coffee.

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Olaf Baumeister Genussbotschafter HB, © Niklas Thiemann

Olaf Baumeister

Olaf Baumeister is part of the select group of chefs who have committed themselves to culinary enjoyment.

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Ruth Breuer Genussbotschafter HB

Ruth Breuer

Ruth Breuer represents the fifth generation in her family to operate the Historic Mustard Mill in Monschau, which she runs together with her father.

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Ulrich Langhoff Genussbotschafter HB

Ullrich Langhoff

For about 30 years, Jutta and Ullrich Langhoff have run the traditional Restaurant Lippeschlößchen just outside the town of Wesel on the Lower Rhine.

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