Chef de Cuisine
The VLET an der Alster, directly located at the Jungfernstieg, opened its doors on July 1, 2016. Owners and executive directors are Hans-Christoph Klaiber and Maximilian H. Karl who own the gourmet restaurant VLET in der Speicherstadt, the first epicurean restaurant in Hamburgs UNESCO-World Heritage site, and the VLET Culinary School at the Gänsemarkt which opened in Mai 2015.
In charge of the culinary delicacies which can be found on the plates of the VLET an der Alster is chef de cuisine Michel Bethe since January 2019. The native of Hildesheim started his career with an apprencticeship as cook and collected valuable experiences in different hotels. At the beginning of his following studies of business management, Northern Germany took his heart and he soon moved to the beautiful city of Hamburg. His current station, the VLET an der Alster, fully concentrates on the motto „Hamburg experience“ : „Our guest should not only experience the vibrant city around the Jungfernstieg but also they should go on a culinary trip through our hanseatic and classic Hamburg cuisine.“
Another gastronomy expert is Laura Schulte who is in charge of the restaurant. Native from North Rhine-Westphalia, she brings along several years of know-how to the VLET an der Alster: Her education in the hotel business and her following study in business administrations in hotel industry and gastronomy brought her to a variation of locations before she followed the call of the North and moved to Hamburg in 2014. In May 2017, we were able to welcome her to our VLET gastronomy family as deputy restaurant manager of the VLET an der Alster before taking over the restaurant as a manager in October 2018. And what is the most important thing regarding her job? Teamwork and of course –satisfied customers! “Our guests should not only visit our restaurant – here at the Jungfernstieg, we want to offer them the perfect culinary all round-experience. They should feel comfortable – starting with the atmosphere and concluding in first-class service. And this, combined with the best of the Hamburg cuisine, is our daily promise.”
Alongside with our kitchen and restaurant management stands a dedicated team which converts your visit to our restaurant to an unforgettable experience.