Originally from Celle, Germany, Stefan started his culinary career at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany. In 1999, he opened Restaurant Grand Cru, his own fine dining restaurant in Deidesheim, which received a Michelin star just eight month after it opened.
Since moving to Shanghai with his family in 2004, Stefan has established a prominent presence in the city’s culinary scene, both as a chef and restauranteur and as a mentor to aspiring cooks in China.
After opening Stiller’s Restaurant and Cooking School in 2008 and EAST Eatery in 2015, he launched the Taian Table concept in April 2016 as a culmination of his longtime vision.
Through Taian Table, Stefan hopes to bring together like-minded people, and break the boundaries of traditional fine dining.