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Johann Lafer - Styrian Star Chef

Awards are the order of the day, culinary highlights his business. The story of Johann Lafer is that of a Styrian who went out to conquer the cooking Olympus.

Johann Lafer cooked with the world's best with the highest quality demands and tremendous creativity.

Whenever there is time, he writes cookbooks that stand out positively from the flood of culinary literature and together with doctors, he is developing nutritional concepts which he also implements in his kitchen. He is one of the most vehement advocates of the highest product quality. Lafer places the utmost value on fresh basic products. He rejects additives and relies on the power of so-called phytochemicals, substances that plants produce to protect themselves against pests or UV radiation. Many of them are found in his dishes.

Although Johann Lafer is now one of the most prominent Germans, as a culinary ambassador of Styria he never forgets his culinary roots, which always leave their mark.

Despite all the schools that he attended, Lafer developed his own style, which cannot be corrupted by fashions and trends.


Culinary stop during hiking. Gasthaus Weiße Wand, hiking trail "Wilde Wasser", Schladming  | © Steiermark Tourismus | Tom Lamm

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