Heinrich Gasteiger

Heinrich Gasteiger is from Luttach in Ahrntal valley and lives in Lana near Merano (South Tyrol) with his family. As experienced chef and specialist teacher for culinary studies at the hotel and catering school Kaiserhof in Merano, he is considered one of the outstanding thinkers and leaders within his area.

From an early age he collected valuable experience in the renowned cuisines of top European hotels in destinations like Gstaad, Lugano, Seefeld and Munich.

For many years he put his heart and soul into his career as specialist cooking teacher. His aim was to pass on his love and passion for the noble profession of chef to young people.

He currently organizes events and works as creative product developer and innovative food designer in the field of fine foods.

Moreover, he is a tireless author of cookery books, which have all been included in the relevant bestseller lists.

Gerhard Wieser

Gerhard Wieser grew up in Rasen in Antholz Valley (South Tyrol) and lives in Meran with his family. He is head chef of the gourmet restaurant Trenkerstube in the five star hotel Castel in Dorf Tirol near Meran. Thanks to his creative and consistent high-quality work, the restaurant holds two Michelin stars and three Gault&Millau tocques. The chef and qualified diet cook is considered a culinary inventor and technical perfectionist with a great wealth of ideas. His cuisine is a thoughtful symphony of aromatic and tasty ingredients of excellent quality.

His work has been influenced by his experiences with European and Asian top chefs.

Besides countless TV and radio appearances, he is also involved as a creative bestseller author and dedicated developer of fine foods.

Helmut Bachmann

Helmut Bachmann was born in Antholz / Mittertal and lives in Mühlbach (South Tyrol) with his wife and their three children.

The experienced chef has taught culinary studies at the professional school Emma Hellenstainer in Brixen since 1983.

His successful participation in various cooking contests (e.g. in Frankfurt, Luxemburg, Basel, Chicago and Vienna) has earned him several gold medals. As a WACS-Global Master Chef, Bachmann is a member of the World Association of Chefs Societies.

For many years, he has organized and managed the training for certified chefs de cuisine in South Tyrol. He is a frequent speaker and tutor at workshops and cookery seminars both at home and abroad. Moreover, he has published various articles, recipe brochures and cooking calendars. He is bestselling author of several cookery books.

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