Johann Lafer

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Johann Lafer (2001).

Johann Lafer (born September 27, 1957 in Sankt Stefan im Rosental, Styria, Austria) is an Austrian chef living in Germany.

Johann Lafer became well-known through his televised cooking show and his numerous cookbooks. His television show is self-produced.[citation needed]

He is a regular guest of the television host Markus Lanz, in whose show he regularly prepares meals in front of an audience.[citation needed]

He lives with his wife Silvia and two children Jennifer and Jonathan in a little village called Guldental.[citation needed]

He also operates a hotel called Stromberg Castle in Stromberg and a cooking school in Guldental.

He also acts as a pilot in his Helicopter dining program.


  • In 1997 Johann was named "Chef of the Year" by "Gault Millau"
  • In 2006 he was given a star by "Guide Michelin".
  • Owns a castle named Stromsburg in Stromberg. The castle is his place of residence and also a hotel with two restaurants
  • Runs also a cookery school at Stromburg Castle
  • Produces his own cooking show on television.[1]


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