CHEF GÜNTER SEEGER

 

Chef Günter Seeger was born and raised in the Black Forest region of Germany, where his family owned a produce brokerage business. When visiting local farms and markets with his father, he was exposed to the feel, form, and taste of prime quality produce. While learning of the richness and beauty of food at an young age, he developed a deep respect for the land, its people, and its traditions.

On completion of his apprenticeship as a chef in a nearby village, Seeger went south to Switzerland, where he was engaged by some of the country’s finest hotels and restaurants. While there, he completed additional studies in hotel management at a Lucerne academy.  

Günter Seeger’s singular achievements in fine dining and the culinary arts have garnered outstanding praise throughout Europe and the United States, as testified by the series of prestigious awards and distinctions he acquired along the way, from the Michelin Star, Mobil Forbes Five Stars, AAA 5 Diamonds, Relais & Chateau, Tradition et Qualité, James Beard Award, to Esquire magazine’s title Best New Restaurant.

Günter Seeger was cited among the fifty most important people of the last fifty years in Atlanta’s history; he was one of the driving forces behind the Georgia Organic Farmers, and is well known among peers as an early pioneer and major contributor to contemporary American food culture. He has lived in New York City for the past ten years with his wife and young daughter.