Pädaste Manor & Alexander Chef's Table Chef de Cuisine Stefan Berwanger

Stefan Berwanger
is a young distinguished chef of German nationality.

Until 2018 Stefan held the position of Sous Chef at the then newly opened Sofitel in Frankfurt. His decision to radically change life and work from a challenging but hectic metropolis for a career step abroad on Muhu Island, is motivated by the inner need to work as closely as possible with terroir, engage with what nature brings and with the producers that personally care for their ingredients, like he does for his cuisine and guest.

With a very strong résumé in fine dining, Stefan has previously worked and gained experience in various Michelin level restaurants, such as Restaurant Lafleur im Palmengarten in Frankfurt (Awarded with 2** Michelin and 18 points Gault Millau) and Le Val d'Or auf Johann Lafer's Stromburg in Stromberg (Awarded 1* Michelin and 16 points Gault Millau). 

During his career, Stefan has developed a strong love and focus for regional products as he always aims for best produce, cooked and shaped with highest technical skills, accompanied by a playful curiosity for new flavours and textures.

With Stefan Berwanger, Alexander Restaurant brings a renewed focus on the core values of its Nordic islands’ Cuisine allowing local produce to be the star, simplicity and refinement come naturally together to surprise our guests.

Pädaste Manor continues its tradition to surprise and challenge gastronomy in Estonia. In Stefan we present a talented Chef de Cuisine who without doubt will add to the DNA so eloquently woven throughout the past decades by his predecessors Peeter Pihel, Yves Le Lay, Matthias Diether and Adrian Klonowski.

By marrying a very local cuisine with ambitious young foreign talent again, we intend to lift the culinary scene up a notch.

Together with his team, including a horticulturist who takes care of foraging in the woods, fields and meadows of the Estate, Stefan Berwanger takes responsibility for the further development of Alexander Restaurant and its culinary experiences, but also the beautiful moments during the morning breakfast and the culinary joys during the day at the Pädaste.

Stefan, with his obvious talent, uncompromising hard work, creativity and passion continues our journey in Search of the Nordic Islands’ Cuisine!

We invite you to enjoy Stefan Berwanger’s very personal culinary signature.