After training as a baker, Chef Peifer began his journey to become one of the best young Michelin star chefs of Germany.

Havingbegun his apprenticeship in the Swan, he moved to the gourmet restaurant Freundstückin Deidesheim, which is currently awarded 1 Michelin star and 16 Gault Milliau.After completing his apprenticeship he remained there for another year to then switch to the guest house Erfortin Saarbrücken. After this he found the newly opened restaurant of his former vocational teacher, the Hofgut Ruppert Ruppert mountain. Here he climbed his way through the kitchen positions, until he was Head Chef.After a year and at a young age of 23, he was awarded7 out of 10, as Discovery of the Year 2010 at the gourmet guide Gusto.

FOUR Questions with Benjamin

Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words…

Intense, surprising, emotional and simple tasty.

What is your greatest inspiration?

The seasons.

If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?

Chef´s Table at Brooklyn Fare NY City.

What four things would you take to a desert island?

Knives, a few bottles of good wine from the palatine, a lighter and my girlfriend Bettina.

Recipes

Awards
  • 1 Michelin star
  • 16 Gault Millau points
  • Discovery of the Year, 2011 | Gusto
  • 8.5/10 | Gusto
  • Feinschmecker FFF
  • NominatedNewcomer of the Year |Feinschmecker

Urgestein

Rathausstraße 6

67433 Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Germany

+49 6321 489060

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