Head Chef Christoph Rüffer
Since 2002 the gourmet menus at Restaurant Haerlin bear the signature of Head Chef Christoph Rüffer. The focus is set on visionary compositions which distinguish themselves by fresh, mostly seasonal ingredients, artfully combined aromas and textures which may be rightfully called surprising at times. Throughout the previous year, Christoph Rüffer and his team have been recognized with two Michelin Stars and 19 Gault Millau Points as well as with 4½ F’s (Der Feinschmecker) and the titles German Restaurant of the Year 2014 (Der Feinschmecker), Hamburg’s Best Chef 2014 (Great Gourmet Prize Hamburg) and Chef of the Year 2015 (Gault Millau).
At age 45, Christoph Rüffer looks back on a successful career and has established himself as integral part of the German culinary scene. He learned classic haute cuisine at restaurant Le Gourmet in Munich (1 Michelin star by then) and deepened his knowledge under the guidance of Henri Bach at Hotel Résidence in Essen (2 Michelin stars) as well as with Claus-Peter Lumpp in the Hotel Bareiss in Baiersbronn (3 Michelin stars). Still in Baiersbronn, Rüffer gained more experience at Harald Wohlfahrt’s restaurant Traube Tonbach (3 Michelin stars).