Date of Birth: July 15
Place of Birth: Steyer, Austria
Marital Status: Married
Length on Guam: Six Years
Employed at: Park Hyatt Ningbo
Title: Executive Chef
Hyatt Regency Guam
Hyatt Regency Auckland
How Do You Describe Your Style of Cooking?
"My cooking is based on 1) correct cooking methods and 2) understanding the fundamentals of the cuisine I am cooking"
Do You Have a Particular Philosophy about Food?
"Very Simple! Use the best and freshest ingredient; use the correct preparation and cooking methods. Let the ingredients be the Hero!
What is Your Favorite Cuisine?
"In my 25 years of cooking I have been inspired by all major cuisines of the world. It would take a couple of pages to express my admiration and respect for all of them."
What is Your Favorite Dish to Prepare?
"I am in the lucky position that I have a good number of dishes that I have learned to prepare to perfection. It has taken me 25 years of cooking for a living in eleven countries. (Nothing against the Chefs Stars on TV!!) Truffle Risotto filled Baby Chicken with Chanterelles and Runner Beans is definitely on the list of favorites. "
What is Your Favorite Beverage?
"New Zealand Sauvignon Banc when I am eating Grilled Red Snapper with a good side salad. Any earthy oaky full-bodied Mediterranean red wine for a good old-fashioned Spaghetti Bolognese and bottles of Heineken when I am with friends"
What Do You Cook for Yourself if You're Hungry?
"The sign of a good chef is to make a miracle out of whatever ingredients are available. I open my fridge and see what's there and make a menu. Cooking usually takes no more than 15 minutes. I end up with things like Spanish Omelette, Spaghetti Carbonara or Pork Schnitzel with a good salad,etc. I cook at odd hours and see what I can scavenge."
If You Could Ask Three Famous Chefs (Living
or Historical Figures) to Dinner and Cook for Them, Who Would You
1) "Josef Budde, Chef of Grand Hyatt Tokyo"
2) "Bernhard Aigner, Execuitve Chef of Lake Paza Rotorua New Zealand"
3) "Stephen King, Retired Executive Chef now living in England"
What Would You Cook?
"I would prepare a typical Austrian sausage and cheese orgy with different mustards, sauerkraut, and oven fresh Austrian breads and draft beer."
Do You Eat SPAM®?
If You Could Only Eat One Cuisine for the
Rest of Your Life, What Would It Be?