He represents perfection and precision, but he doesn’t have to prove anything to himself or to others anymore. This does not reduce his motivation in the least: without resting on his third star, he defends it since 13 years, daily, fully committed and highly ambitious. Three Michelin Stars, “Chef of the year” of different restaurant critics for several times, 19 points in the Guide Gault Millau. The statement that Christian Bau is the best chef in Germany, is a matter of taste. But the chef de cuisine undoubtedly belongs to the upper echelons of German, if not international, exceptional talents at the stove.
Within only a seven years span, Christian Bau was awarded with three Michelin Stars for his kitchen in the “Victor´s Fine Dining by Christian Bau”. For the star chef, this is an award which provides him definitive worldwide respect. The first Michelin Star was awarded to him just after seven months as chef de cuisine, and the two-star chef title was awarded a year later. In 2005 the third star followed suit, quite unexpectedly. Year after year it is an ongoing challenge to maintain this high rating, but Christian Bau and his team are able to master it sovereignly.
It is considerable that Christian Bau has cooked a classic French cuisine till reaching his third Michelin Star, and only in 2007 the culinary change came, with the development of his kitchen philosophy and the integration of Japanese products to the French haute cuisine. Christian Bau was the first chef who imported fresh fruits of yuzu to Germany and who prepared meat stock just with dashi. That was the birth of the present BauStyle, and the reason why FEINSCHMECKER named him “Chef of the Year”.
At the CHEF-SACHE in Cologne Christian Bau was honoured several times. Celebrated as national hero, he was “Chef of the year” in 2015 once more, and furthermore “Driving force of the sector”. A great honour as a total of 8000 gastronomy experts casted their votes. “It is really sexy if you know the sector is accepting you as the best.” Christian Bau hits the nail on the head.
Three Michelin Stars are reached, which objective still remain? Of course, maintaining the highest level to make the guests happy with every menu, and remaining fit and healthy for living the passion day after day.
Currently seven highest ratings in seven restaurant guides.