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interview • March 28th, 2022

Interview with Tobias Bätz


Tobias Bätz is head chef at restaurant Posthotel Alexander Herrmann. Master chef Tobias is a true craftsman in his heart and soul. He knows how to surprise and inspire his diners with new, extraordinary flavour variations in his regional dishes.  Together with host and chef Alexander Hermann, his outstanding culinary achievements have won two Michelin stars. Sustainability, regionalism, and direct contact with the producers play a big role in his cuisine. We asked the chef some questions to get to know him better, about his culinary inspiration, his favourite dish, and much more.

Tobias, how would you describe your cooking style?

I would describe it as a home-style without pretense, using products you wouldn't expect to find in Franconia at first glance.

What's your favourite dish to make?

This always depends on my mood, the environment, and the people I am allowed to cook for.

What is your favourite ingredient to work with?

I love to be inspired by my Franconian homeland and by my friend and food scout Joshi.

Trying to improve every day is the key.

Tobias Bätz

Posthotel Alexander Herrmann

Who is one of your top suppliers or producers?

It would be unfair to name just one. I have a very personal relationship with my almost 60 small regional small producers and each one is a sensation. We only work with people we like.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your culinary career?

I think the biggest challenge for me is to cook at the absolute top level every day. Trying to improve every day is the key.

Which gastronomic trend are you excited about the most?

I’m happy when we are at the point across the board that our employees, as a team, receive the appreciation they deserve. This includes both the kitchen team and the service team. Even if one's personality is outstanding, maximum performance can only be achieved as a team. The rewards of great teamwork should be more valued and embraced.

If you could only eat one dish for the rest of your life, what would that be?

This is a question I ask each of my trial workers. The funny thing is, my own answer is different every day, but a good schnitzel is often my choice.

What’s one thing in the area that your guests absolutely need to see or do?

I would recommend visitors to go on a voyage of discovery with our food scout. It's so nice to tour Franconia with culinary delights and it's unbelievable what this region has to offer.

Thank you, Tobias.

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Try chef Tobias Bätz’s German country cuisine for yourself at restaurant Posthotel Alexander Herrmann in Wirsberg, Germany. You can make your lunch or dinner reservation through our website, for an unforgettable culinary experience.

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