Guenter Seeger was born in Germany and received his formal training at the Hotel School Montana in Lucerne, Switzerland. After various apprenticeships, he returned to Germany in 1977 to open his first restaurant, Hoheneck, in Pforzheim, near the Black Forest. There he created German dishes using French techniques and exotic ingredients. The locals were puzzled, but he quickly drew acclaim from patrons and critics throughout Europe.
In 1985, he was brought over to the U.S. to transform The Dining Room by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia, into one of the nation’s best restaurants. In 1993, the Great Chefs team showed up to tape Chef Seeger for the Discovery Channel’s two television series, Great Chefs – Great Cities and Great Chefs of America.
In 1996, after 11 years with the Ritz-Carlton, Chef Seeger opened his own restaurant “Seeger’s” down the street, which John Mariani named Esquire’s Best Restaurant in 1998. John also wrote for the Great Chefs magazine. In 2007, Chef Seeger closed the restaurant to concentrate on his consulting management firm whose clients included Loblaw in Canada; Coles in Australia; Morrisons in the UK, and Delta Airlines.
In 2014, Chef Seeger got the itch again to own his own restaurant and moved to New York City to open Guenter Seeger’s New York, where he is today.
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