Born near Hamburg, Tanja has 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. Classically trained in Germany, she worked for only the finest restaurants and hotels in Europe and spent 10 years prior to arriving in Australia as a Head Chef in gourmet restaurants in Switzerland.
Following her passion for other countries and cultures, Tanja enjoyed a lot of her time between jobs traveling. She also worked for a few months in Bangkok, Singapore and Florida to explore different cooking styles and cuisines.
In 2012 Tanja took the challenge to relocate to Sydney to become the Executive Chef at Swissôtel Sydney, at that time, the only female Executive Chef in a 5 star hotel in Australia.
Tanja lives on acreage near Brisbane, enjoying the country lifestyle with space, livestock and growing some of her own produce. She works at a popular function venue in Brisbane which blends in well with her private chef commitments.
Tanja’s passion is to create food which is fresh and simple, yet stunning and healthy, satisfying the highest standards and expectations. Tanja’s cooking style is classic European based inspired by Asian techniques and flavours.
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