food/drink Famous Chefs from Germany

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List of the famous chefs from Germany. List includes some of the best chefs from Germany, along with photos when available. This list of renowned German chefs is ordered alphabetically, but if you're searching for a specific chef from Germany then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for. Chefs here include everything from Heinz Winkler to Helmut Zipner.

This list answers the questions, "What famous chefs are from Germany?" and "Who are the greatest German chefs?"

You can click on the names of the famous chefs of Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you're a food lover then use this list of popular German chefs to discover some new cooks.
Alfons Schuhbeck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chefs from Germany
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Alfons Schuhbeck born on May 2, 1949 in Traunstein, Upper Bavaria, Germany is one of Germany’s top chefs, as well as being a restaurateur, celebrity chef, author and businessman. ...more

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Birthplace: Traunstein, Germany

Nationality: Germany

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Andreas "Anderl" Ostler was a German bobsledder who competed in the early 1950s. As a teenager during the 1936 Winter Olympics in his home town, Anderl Ostler and future teammates at de:Sportclub Riessersee became interested in winter sports. The games in 1940 and 1944 were canceled during the war, ...more

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Birthplace: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Nationality: Germany

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Clemens Wilmenrod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chefs from Germany
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Clemens Wilmenrod was the first German television cook. His pseudonym was derived from the municipality Willmenrod in the Westerwald region, where he was born as Karl Clemens Hahn. Wilmenrod is considered the inventor of Toast Hawaii, "Arabian riders' meat" and "stuffed strawberry". He is also ...more

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Birthplace: Willmenrod, Germany

Nationality: Germany

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Friedemann Paul Erhardt was a German American pioneering early television chef. He was known as "Chef Tell" to his 40 million Baby Boomer fans. He is widely regarded as one of the first chefs to enjoy widespread popularity on American television. Former Philadelphia Inquirer food writer, Elaine ...more

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Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Nationality: United States of America, Germany

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Harald Wohlfahrt is a German chef. In 2005 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz. He is often rated as the best German chef and amongst the finest in Europe. His restaurant, Die Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn-Tonbach, has maintained three stars for 20 years, a record in Germany. It was voted 35th ...more

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Birthplace: Loffenau, Germany

Nationality: Germany

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Heinz Winkler is an Italian-German two-Michelin star chef. Heinz Winkler was the youngest ever chef to receive 3 Michelin stars, when, in 1981, he was 32 years old. He also was the first Italian chef to receive 3 Michelin stars. ...more

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Birthplace: Brixen, Italy

Nationality: Germany

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Helmut Thieltges is a German chef. Since 1978 he has been chef at the Waldhotel Sonnora, his own family business. ...more

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Nationality: Germany

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Helmut Zipner


Helmut Zipner is a German chef and the current world record holder in asparagus peeling. ...more

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Nationality: Germany

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