Philipp Stein, the youngest Michelin starred chef in Germany, received his first ever Michelin star at only 24 years in 2014. Simultaneously, Gault & Millau awarded him with 16 points and 2 toques. Young and exceptionally talented, Philipp is the Chef de Cuisine at Favorite Restaurant in Mainz.

Bringing a fresh approach to fine dining, his cooking style is simple and straight to the basics without fuss or frills. His family has owned a popular restaurant for five generations and coming from such a gastronomic family, Philipp is dedicated to his roots. The result is the fusion of classical bases laced with aromatic sauces. The influence of world renowned chefs that he has worked with, including Dieter Müller and Helmut Thieltges, is reflected in his dishes. His approach to cooking however is very much his own individual style.


FOUR Questions with Philipp

Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words

Fresh, intense, uncomplicated and real


What is your greatest inspiration?

Travelling.To see different kinds of spices, techniques and products.I love to take walks around markets without pressure of time and think about what could fit together.


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

I think there is no need to travel so far. I would just fly to Paris and go to a restaurant of Alain Ducasse.


What three things would you take to a desert island?

A Barbecue Grill / a sharp knife / and a box full of spices



  • 1* Michelin star (Youngest Michelin starred chef in Germany)
  • 16 Points – Gaullt et Millau (Young talent 2015)
  • 3F Feinschmecker guide (Newcomer of the year 2015)



Favorite Restaurant

Favorite Park‌hotel Mainz

Karl-Weiser-Straße 1, 55131



06131 80150