The Crème de la Crème of the Austrian catering and hotel trade gathered on 19 November 2012 at Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna to honour the best of the best in their industry. In Germany they met on 26 November at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski. The coveted LEADERS OF THE YEAR awards were presented this year for the third time to 14 pioneers and visionaries of the Austrian hotel and catering trade.

Günter Moser was able to prevail against the stiff austrian competition, and he also took the coveted LEADERS OF THE YEAR award home with him at the end. Günter Moser is employed as the Maître at Restaurant Le Ciel in Vienna and has been regarded as the epitome of the perfect host for more than 18 years. His competence in terms of guest satisfaction and personnel management is an absolute standard in Austria. At the event in Munich Miguel Calero was also able to take the award home with him: The restaurant chef of the Vendôme in Bergisch Gladbach is more than a good serviceman.

The specialist magazine ROLLING PIN annually honours individuals who shape the catering and hotel trade with courage, innovation and creativity. The austrian award is presented in 14 categories, the german one in eleven and is particularly characterised by the fair voting process. The LEADERS OF THE YEAR winners were chosen from a total of 36 finalists within the framework of a magnificent gala. And the event was celebrated accordingly! In addition to the three respectively nominated finalists, former winners, a panel of experts as well as representatives of the title sponsors – such as SCHOTT ZWIESEL, sponsor of the Maître of the Year – were also represented.

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