Rothaarsteig im Sauerland, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V.
Olaf Baumeister, © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Olaf Baumeister

Your Am­bas­sad­or of Good Taste for the Sauer­land re­gion

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

Olaf Baumeister, head chef at Restaurant Hotel Seegarten in Sundern, on good taste:

"Enjoyment must taste GOOD!"

Olaf Baumeister is part of the select group of chefs who have committed themselves to culinary enjoyment. As a chef, he tirelessly works to bring the world of great pleasure to Sauerland, much to the delight of his many guests. In a sophisticated yet but modern setting, inspiring dishes such as scallops with Mescheder ham crisps and a small stew of turnip greens await, as do bread pudding and buckwheat cakes. Olaf Baumeister has also long served as Ambassador of Good Taste for North Rhine-Westphalia and above all represents the culinary specialities of Sauerland.

Culinary enjoyment in NRW?
7 questions for... Olaf Baumeister

Why are you the Ambassador of Good Taste for the Sauerland region?
Because it’s such incredible fun for me to be able to show people the many fantastic products we have to offer, plus I live in a great region that I’m proud of. Sauerland is much more exciting than many may think, and everyone should know about it!

Your opinion: why can North Rhine-Westphalia be described as an epicurean region?
Hardly anywhere else in Europe is the cuisine so diverse as it is in NRW.

What trait distinguishes an epicurean?

You perform at your very best every day. What do you consider the perfect culinary start to the day?
Hot coffee and fresh bread, plus really well-made scrambled eggs...amazing!

Your dishes inspire your guests and colleagues. Which producers in your region inspire you?
The best products and the biggest source of inspiration are found in nature.
A walk in the woods inspires me a thousand times more than a visit to the wholesale market. Otherwise, I love the fresh fish from the Linn trout farm just around the corner and the fresh game I get from local hunters.

Do you have any personal recommendations for visitors to the epicurean region of NRW?
If you really want to experience something, you absolutely must peek in on the other Ambassadors of Good Taste!

Last but not least: what is your motto for personal enjoyment?
The main thing is that it tastes good!