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James Baron

One of the top chefs in the Tyrol

Head Chef James Baron makes his mark on the Austrian culinary scene

Since joining the Hotel Tannenhof kitchen team in December 2015, James Baron has already made a name for himself as one of the top chefs in the Tyrol. In his first year at the five-star superior hotel James has been awarded numerous culinary accolades, including most recently being awarded an exceptional 18 points out of a possible 20 by the highly respected Gault Millau restaurant guide, making Tannenhof the top restaurant in the west of Austria.
Gault Millau commented: “James’ cooking is traditional yet unusual at the same time, he skillfully plays with textures and manages to bring an element of excitement to each dish“. In addition, Falstaff rated the restaurant with 96 points (4 forks), the Grand Restaurant & Hotel Guide has voted him “Austrian Chef of the Year 2017“ and the Schlemmeratlas named him one of the ‘Best 20 Chefs in Austria‘.
James brings to the kitchen a wealth of experience from Michelin-starred establishments, including Schloss Schauenstein in Furstenau, where he trained as sous chef under the three Michelin-starred chef Andreas Caminada and the two Michelin-starred restaurant at Hotel le Terminus of Didier de Courten as Chef de Partie. Now James heads up his own team at the boutique hotel, well-known for its top-class gastronomy. With his exceptional culinary skills and artistry the British chef continues to uphold this tradition, rightly illustrated by his recent achievements.
In the Tannenhof kitchen, the culinary expert and his team are characterised by discipline, attention to detail and creativity. There is a strong focus around local sourcing of ingredients staying true to the regions Tyrolean roots. 

"James Baron perfectly complements our team philosophy. We are proud of these successes, an amazed at what he’s achieved in such a short period of time," says Axel Bach, Director of the Hotel Tannenhof. “At the young age of 32, the British chef has a bright future ahead of him and we look forward to seeing his culinary talent continue to flourish”.


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  • Nassereinerstraße 98
  • A-6580 St. Anton am Arlberg
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