Goldene Töpfe, © 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.

Genuss-Botschafter Claudia Stern

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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Genuss-Botschafter Erika Bergheim

Erika Bergheim

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

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Genuss-Botschafter Holger Berens

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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Genuss-Botschafter Jens Bomke

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, © dasnaschwerk., Markus Podzimek

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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Genuss-Botschafter Michael Gliss

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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Genuss-Botschafter Olaf Baumeister, © 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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Genuss-Botschafter Ruth Breuer

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

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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Genuss-Botschafter Ulrich Heldmann

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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