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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. His "Val d'Or" in Hunsrück, Germany is one of the best and most decorated restaurants in Europe (a Michelin star). Tirelessly, the power chef expands his sphere of influence: you see Lafer cooking on German television and experimenting with celebrities. On his "Table d'Or", cooking novices and advanced cooks can casually learn what true mastery means.

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Journey of Discovery

En route with the Styrian culinary ambassador
Grundlsee, the Gesäuse National Park and the Nature Park Almenland are powerful places for Johann Lafer. Go on a journey to the places that are close to the top chef's (green) heart.
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The Cuisine of My Home

A lecture on cuisine for Styrian fans
Johann Lafer's book "The Cuisine of My Home" shows his culinary roots and particularly impressively the bond that exists with Styria!