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The nominees

JRE-Awards 2022

Award Nominees

JRE is all about the pursuit of perfection ­– our talented Chefs and Sommeliers go the extra mile every day to ensure the best guest experience, so it’s only right that their achievements are recognised and rewarded. That’s why, every second year, JRE presents six awards to those skilled men and women who have excelled in the following areas: Talent of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovation, Sommelier, Taste of Origin and Heritage. On special occasions, we also present the Never-ending Passion Award to an exceptional chef who exceeds our expectations in more ways

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – by MasterCard

“Unparalleled professionalism is harnessed to create a truly magical stay.” To dine at one of our JRE restaurants is to enjoy a seamless, perfectly executed fine dining experience. However, behind the scenes, a team of professionals guided by a talented restaurateur, works tirelessly to ensure only the highest of standards. Perfectly discreet, almost invisible, their never-ending passion is sensed in everything they do. Priceless. Who better to partner with, in honour of this talent, than MasterCard? The Entrepreneur Award will be given to the chef that masters all of this with distinction.

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – The Nominees

Andreas Döllerer
Andreas Döllerer
Austria
Charles-Edouard Jeandrain
Charles-Edouard Jeandrain
Belgium
Rudolf Štefan
Rudolf Štefan
Croatia
Nicolas Durif
Nicolas Durif
France
Jan-Philipp Berner
Jan-Philipp Berner
Germany
Filippo Saporito
Filippo Saporito
Ralph Hermans
Ralph Hermans
The Netherlands
Grega Repovž
Grega Repovž
Slovenia
Paulo Airaudo
Paulo Airaudo
Beat Stofer
Beat Stofer
Switzerland

TASTE OF ORIGIN AWARD – by Pommery

“Respect for nature is one of our main, on-going concerns.” Our chefs live in harmony with their environment and this is something they are very proud of. Committed to serving fresh, ethically sourced ingredients, they go to great lengths to find the best local, seasonal produce. We join forces with Vranken-Pommery – also dedicated to sustainable development and renowned for its production of organic Champagnes – to present the Taste of Origin Award, raising awareness of how our choices impact the world around us.

TASTE OF ORIGIN AWARD – The Nominees

Hannes Müller
Hannes Müller
Austria
Benoït Neusy
Benoït Neusy
Belgium
Vjeko Bašić
Vjeko Bašić
Croatia
Grégory Doucey
Grégory Doucey
Andreas Widmann
Andreas Widmann
Luigi Pomata
Luigi Pomata
Italy
Bjorn Massop
Bjorn Massop
The Netherlands
Sabina Repovž
Sabina Repovž
Slovenia
Sylvia Manser
Sylvia Manser
Switzerland
Rafael Cagali
Rafael Cagali
United Kindom

HERITAGE AWARD - by Parmigiano Reggiano

“Heritage is a dialogue between the past and the future.” JRE has been committed to keeping tradition alive for almost 45 years. During this time, our experienced chefs and maîtres de maison have helped the association gather a veritable pool of talent, a jewel to be treasured and developed. In the name of our peers, their art of living and long-standing expertise, our core value focuses on the transfer of skills and knowledge. It is therefore only natural that Parmigiano Reggiano, with nearly a thousand years of history, should support the Heritage Award. For this prestigious cheese, innovation goes hand in hand with tradition – the past is, after all, an endless source of inspiration. Together we want to preserve the past and celebrate the future.

HERITAGE AWARD - The Nominees

Philip Rachinger
Philip Rachinger
Austria
Benoït Neusy
Benoït Neusy
Belgium
Teo Fernetich
Teo Fernetich
Croatia
Lucas Ramstein
Lucas Ramstein
Daniel Fehrenbacher
Daniel Fehrenbacher
Germany
Arcangelo Tinari
Arcangelo Tinari
Jan Marrees
Jan Marrees
The Netherlands
Tanja Pintarič
Tanja Pintarič
Slovenia
Teresa Gutiérrez
Teresa Gutiérrez
Spain
Rolf Fuchs
Rolf Fuchs
Switzerland

Sommelier Award 2022 - by La Rioja Alta S.A.

“Since the beginning, we’ve prided ourselves on a warm welcome and excellent service.” The soul and spirit of a restaurant is determined by its standard of hospitality – everything from the perfect ambience and a carefully curated wine cellar, right down to the ability to support young professionals to excel in the art of outstanding service. The final ingredient is a team devoted to the guests’ wellbeing, performing to the highest level. In conjunction with La Rioja Alta S.A., well-known for their on-going support and recognition of the front-of-house team, we bestow the Sommelier Award to the most deserving restaurateur in this field.

SOMMELIER AWARD - The Nominees

Hans-Jörg Unterrainer
Hans-Jörg Unterrainer
Nicolas Campus
Nicolas Campus
Belgium
Daniela Gajski
Daniela Gajski
Croatia
Bernd Teich
Bernd Teich
France

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Sandra Huber
Sandra Huber
Germany
Enrico Bartolini
Enrico Bartolini
Marjolein van der Ham
Marjolein van der Ham
The Netherlands
Gašper Puhan
Gašper Puhan
Slovenia
Thomas Manser
Thomas Manser
Switzerland
Barny Taylor
Barny Taylor