Eckart Witzigmann

Eckart Witzigmann is one of four Chefs of the Century and the first German-speaking and the third non-French-speaking chef to receive three Michelin stars.

He was born in Austria, in Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Eckart passed chef-apprenticeship in the famous Hotel Straubinger in Bad Gastein, and after that, he went to France to become a student of Paul Bocuse.


The style of Bocuse and traditions of the French Cuisine had quite a strong influence on Eckart Witzigmann. After return in Germany, he opened his own restaurant named Tantris. The design was made by Swiss architect and writer Justus Dahinden. Eckart was cooking like French chefs.


In 1978 he was at the peak of their careers. Firstly Eckart Witzigmann became very popular in Germany and elsewhere. Secondly, he was awarded three stars by Michelin. We can say that Eckart Witzigmann is the first German-speaking chef of the cuisine who received this honor.


Eckart Witzigmann is the author of many cooking books. Rumor has it, he likes to cook Roast Broccolini & Pumpkin Tart. We found a recipe especially for you!



  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 445g Sour Cream Shortcrust Pastry
  • 2 x Bunches broccolini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 300g Pumpkin cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Nigella seeds
  • 100g Feta
  • Chili flakes


  • Line a baking tray with baking paper. The tray should be as big as possible. 
  • Lay the entire sheet of pastry on the tray.
  • Toss the broccolini in 1 tablespoon olive oil, put salt and pepper.
  • Lay the broccolini over the tart leaving a 4cm border.
  • Toss the pumpkin in remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Brush the broccolini with beaten egg and sprinkle with nigella seeds.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Serve with a simple green salad.