Star chefs wanted

Four ingredients, 60 minutes, one main course – that’s the tricky challenge facing the 18 contestants in the INTENORGA Next Chef Award. Who will be trying to keep cool while slaving over a hot stove in 2020? Find out here.

Who are the Kitchen Heroes? In the Next Chef Award contest 18 talented young chefs will be taking up the challenge and cooking for the title. Here’s a list of all the candidates:


  • Patrick Domeyer (25), junior sous chef at Renaissance Hotel, Hamburg
  • Henry Obotenu (23), demi chef at Eggers Hotel Hamburg
  • Tetiana Bielova (22), chef at Strandhotel Glücksburg
  • Christoph Behnke (23), chef de partie at Solar-Restaurant
  • Marc Moog (25), junior sous chef at Coast by East
  • Rene Dybek (26), junior sous chef at Klosterpforte Marienfeld
  • Patrick Sonnenschein (25), chef de partie at the gourmet restaurant Schlosshotel Münchhausen
  • Vanessa Westhöfer (25), part-time commis de cuisine at Burg Gleiberg Gießen
  • Lukas Baumgartner (19), chef de partie at Hotel Grand Ferdinand
  • Stefan Roglmeier (23), chef de partie & culinary development assistant at Restaurant Pfistermühle (Platzl Hotel Inselkammer KG)
  • Dennis Kratz (25), chef de partie at Genuss Fabrik
  • Kevin Lüken (25), catering business graduate at Wihoga Dortmund
  • Felix Lehner (25), chef de partie at the Hilton Vienna
  • Wilfried Langreiter (26), sous chef at Cool Mama Salzburg
  • Marco Näpflin (21), chef tournant at Waldstätterhof Luzern
  • Benedetto Russo (23), head chef at Ristorante l’opera
  • Johannes Rudloff (24), sous chef at Restaurant Esplanade
  • Alexander Loth (26), junior sous chef at Légère Hotel Bielefeld
Next Chef Award Teilnehmer © Ullrich Perrey