Thomas Buhner ***
Thomas Bühner, Executive Chef of Restaurant La Vie en Taiwan, has worked hard to ensure his cuisine embraces the product.
His flavours are extremely clean, he intensifies the flavours that are already there. The menus presented in La Vie are not just a collection of different meals, but a symphony.
He trained to cook at the Schweizer Haus in Paderborn, and then worked at the Düsseldorf Hilton under Günter Scherrer, the Landhaus Scherrer in Hamburg, the Grand Cru Restaurant in Lippstadt, the Restaurant Jörg Müller and at Harald Wohlfahrt’s Schwarzwaldstube. Here, he learnt the importance of discipline and became intrigued by the down-to-earth attitude and humaneness that Wohlfahrt showed towards the people who worked for him on a daily basis. Two years later he became Chef at the La Table Restaurant in Dortmund in 1991 where he gained his first Michelin star five years later, followed by a second one in 1998. In 2001, he was awarded the Gault Millau “Rising Star of the Year” award and was voted “Chef of the Year” just five years later. Thomas has been running his restaurant in Osnabrück since April 2006. In 2009, he received the accolade of becoming a Relais & Chateaux “Grand Chef”, while it was granted membership of “Les Grandes Tables du Monde” at the beginning of 2010. In 2012, Thomas Buehner was awarded with his 3rdMichelin Star.