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#555 Shibo AvenuePudong
House 19-20, North Block Xintiandi,
Lane 181, Taicang Road
Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Dadao, Pudong
@ Raffles City Changning
Dodson Hall (Unit H5 @ Courtyard)
# 1197 Changning Road, Changning District
Phone: @ Expo: +86 (0)21 2206 0555 | @ Xintiandi +86 (0)21 6320 3935 | @ Binjiang +86 (0)21 6888 3935 | @ Raffles City Changning +86 (0)21 6474 5700
How and when did you discover your passion for gastronomy and food?
Food was always of high significance in our family. I discovered my passion for food already during my childhood as my parents were running their own butchery. That’s why over 30 years ago, I as well did an apprenticeship as butcher in Germany.
Where and in which year did you start your professional career as chef?
In the years 1985-1987, after my butcher apprenticeship, I developed my love for cooking and learned at the hotel Traube Tonbach in the middle of the Black Forest the skills for becoming a chef. I was also honored to learn from the 3 Michelin-starred chef Harald Wohlfahrt during parts of my training, nowadays still the Executive Chef from the “Schwarzwald Stube “ – one of the most well-known restauranst in Germany.
Which stations (countries) did you work at so far?
Different parts of Germany, followed by the cruise line HAPAG LLOYD on the MS Europa, then Switzerland, South Africa, Fort Lauderdale (USA), Renaissance Cruises, the Seychelles, Israel and finally China
Since when do you work for Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai?
Since February 2005.
How would you describe the challenges of German food preparation in China?
Our aim is to create authentic German cuisine here in China. Since we are serving the Chinese market though, we still have to adjust certain flavors in order to suit the local taste buds. In addition, the available ingredients are also not always tasting 100% the same as in Germany. Our home-made sausages nonetheless can compete with the quality you would also be offered in Germany.
What is your best seller available at Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai locations?
Our best sellers are the traditional Bavarian dishes, especially Pork Knuckle, but also our home-made sausages.
A brief quote that describes you?
Emotional, straight forward, honest and hard working with an aim for harmony.
At which Paulaner Bräuhaus location do you work?
I work at Paulaner Bräuhaus Shanghai @ Expo.
Since when do you work as brewmaster and how long already for Paulaner?
I’ve been working for Paulaner since 2006 , since 2009 in the role of
How would you describe the local characteristics of China?
Fast, loud, different. That’s the best way to describe it. But at the same time cool and fascinating – and everyday brings something new and exciting.
What is Bavarian beer culture for you?
Beer garden with a beer and sunshine.
What’s your best beer experience?
To have made it to the top of a mountain after a mountain biking tour with a cold beer welcoming me. The bottle slightly fogged up and some condensation drops still on the outside. I’ll never forget it…
The beer trend is developing …
Away from “cheap brands” – restaurant breweries and brewpubs are once again on the rise. Germans are ready to pay a bit more for a good beer again.
Which types of beer are available at your brewhouse?
Lager, dark, wheat beer and 3-4 seasonal brews per year
Which is your favorite type of beer and why?
A delicious Pilsner with a nice bitterness.
If you would be a type of beer, then it would be…
A Weißbier (wheat beer): in general a bit heavier but just as refreshing.
A brief quote that describes you?
We learn what work is from the lazy.
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