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Karl Obauer

Patron (Obauer in Werfen)

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Date of birth 23.08.1953 in Werfen, AT
Training1968 - 1971: Bayrischer Hof, Porsche, Salzburg
CV1971 - 1979: diff. situations as commis and chef in Austria, Norway & Switzerland
1974: Sagafjord & Vistafjord, Norwegian America Line
since 1979: Restaurant Obauer, Werfen, Salzburger Land (Restauranteur & Chef)
1979 - 1984 (Winter): Zürser Hof, Arlberg (Chef de cuisine)
1981, 1982 & 1983, Au Crocodile, Emile Jung, Strasbourg, Elsass (internship in kitchen & service)
1987: Leon de Lyon, Lacombe, Lyon, F (internship)
1996: ** Michelin. The only restaurant which has been awarded two stars from the start.
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Karl Obauer is Patron

in Obauer in Werfen

PhilosophyEvery day is a new day.
Member ofLes Grandes Tables du Monde (Tradition & Qualité)
Awards1971: 1st place in the Austrian State Apprentice competition with team
1989: Chef of the Year, Gault Millau
Special aspectsKarl & Rudolf Obauer have been working together since 1981. However whilst his brother, Rudolf, gathered international experience with European top chefs Karl started renovating the family business in 1979. Since then there have been continuous improvements and restoration done to the old historical building.

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1: Hemmungslos Kochen. 2002, Droemer Knaur. ISBN 3426667126, € 29.90. 2: Unsere österreichische Küche. 2004, ZS Verlag, München. ISBN 3898831086, € 9.70. (co-author) 3: New austrian cookbook, 1999, Zabert Sandmann, ISBN 3932023382 (no longer in print)

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