Golden pots, © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.

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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Ul­rich Held­mann

Ul­rich Held­mann has been serving up the finest culin­ary ex­per­i­ences to his guests in the “Con­cor­dia”, his Mich­elin starred es­tab­lish­ment in a lis­ted in­dus­tri­al villa, since 1995.

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