Rolling Pin Awards 2022 - these are the winners

Olaf Kunz
September 19, 2022

Rolling Pin is one of the most prominent gastronomy magazines in the German-speaking world. Every year, the makers honour greats in their field. People who positively influence the gastronomy, hotel, wine and bar scene. 

According to publisher Jürgen Pichler and his team, it is the "biggest and toughest industry award". 


10,000 nominees

The numbers show the effort that goes into the awards: 10'000 nominees, 100 Best Chefs, 50 Best Sommeliers, 50 Best Bars, as well as special categories such as Gastronomer, Caterer, Sous Chef or Patissier of the Year.

Innovative spirit, courage, creativity, preservation of tradition at the highest level and further development of the industry are the most important criteria for nomination. The announcement of the winners is the highlight of the annual Rolling Pin Convention. aleno is the official partner of the largest symposium for chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, sommeliers, bartenders and service heroes. 


And these are the winners of the Rolling Pin Awards Germany 2022


Chef of the Year: Max Strohe | Tulus Lotrek | Berlin


Sommelier of the Year: Willi Schlögl | Bar Freundschaft | Berlin


Bar of the Year: The Grid Bar | Köln


Inspiration Chef of the Year: Rasmus Munk | Alchemist | Kopenhagen


Sous Chef des Jahres: Tessa Theil | Kin Dee | Berlin


Pâtissier des Jahres: Ian Baker | Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski | München


Burning Chef of the Year: Tobias Beck | Ember – Open Fire Cooking | Berlin


Newcomer of the Year: Maurizio Oster | Zeik | Hamburg


Caterer of the Year: Koral Elci | Kitchen Guerilla


Gastronomer of the Year: Wolfgang Hingerl (hier im Interview mit aleno) and Moritz Meyn | Mural | München


Gastronomy Concept of the Year: HYGGE – the Farm | Hamburg


Life's Work: Rainer Becker | ZUMA


Maître of the Year: Oliver Kraft | Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer | Berlin


Wine Legend: Gerhard Retter | Cordo | München


Lifetime Achievement: Fatih Akerdem | The Westin Grand | Frankfurt


MMixologist of the Year: Marie Rausch | Rotkehlchen | Münster


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The aleno team congratulates all nominees and all award winners!!!

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