Chef Biography

Franz Augustin was born and raised in Austria.  Like so many youngsters, he was attracted to pastry and went on to train and apprentice in different restaurants around Austria, advancing his way upwards within their kitchens.  In 1990, he joined the famous Demel’s K.u.K.Hofzuckerbacker, which originally opened its doors back in 1786, and is still open today, in 2016.  

In May of 1998, the Great Chefs television team taped Chef Augustin at Demel’s for Austria’s ORF-TV’s series, Great Chefs of Austria and the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series (episode 248).


Sponge Cake Roll

Serving: 7 to 8 Print Sponge Cake Roll By Great Chefs October 12, 2015 This lovely sponge cake roll, filled with apricot jam and dusted with sugar, is one of the specialties at this traditional Viennese bakery. Demel/K.u.K. Hofzuckerbacker was first opened in 1786, and still uses its old recipes: Chef Franz Augustin trained in […]

Restaurant Information

Address: Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien, Austria
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