George Weinwurm was born in 1969 in Vienna. Following school, he apprenticed from 1992-1994 at restaurants Borth and Hanauer before joining the Hotel Palais Schwarzenberg as demi chef pâtissier in 1995.
In 1997, he was invited as chef de partie-pâtissier by Great Chef Reinhard Gerer to the Restaurant Korso in the Hotel Bristol, Vienna. A year later, the Great Chefs television crew showed up at Korso to tape Chef Weinwurm for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series (episode # 230), and Austria’s ORF-TV’s Great Chefs of Austria series.
In 2002, he opened his own pastry and expresso facility near the St. Stephan Church.