Chef Biography

Karl Weiser was born in Vienna in 1951, and did his apprenticeship in a small pastry shop in his district.  By 1969, he was employed by the Hotel Imperial as Commis de Pâtisserie.  Four years later, he had climbed to Demi Chef de Pâtisserie and in 1985, the Hotel Imperial appointed him Chef de Pâtisserie.

In October of 1997, the Great Chefs television team showed up at the Hotel Imperial to tape Chef Weiser for two television series:  Great Chefs of the World for the Discovery Channel, and a 30- part series for Austrian Television’s ORF-TV called Great Chefs of Austria.

Today, in 2016, Chef Weiser celebrates his 47th year as Chef de Pâtisserie at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna.


“Moor in a Shirt” (Chocolate Soufflés)

Serving: 5 – 6 Print “Moor in a Shirt” (Chocolate Soufflés) By Great Chefs October 19, 2015 These delicious chocolate soufflés are coated with silky ganache. When cut the soft centers spill out. Chef Karl Weiser garnishes them with fresh fruit and whipped cream. Be careful when grinding the almonds as too much heat from […]

The Emperor’s Pancakes with Stewed Plums

Serving: 4 to 6 Print The Emperor’s Pancakes with Stewed Plums By Great Chefs October 16, 2015 The Emperor’s Pancake is a large pancake lightened with egg whites. It is prepared, then torn into individual serving pieces using two forks. The pancake pieces are dusted with confectioner’s sugar and served on a platter; the stewed […]

Restaurant Information

Address: Kärntner Ring 16, 1015 Wien, Austria
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