Jan Hartwig

In Jan Hartwig, V-ZUG has appointed a brand ambassador who, despite receiving the highest accolades in all the main gourmet guides, has kept his feet firmly on the ground. A native of Lower Saxony, Hartwig comes from a family of restaurateurs: his parents run a forest inn near Braunschweig.The 36-year-old says that he is driven by “passion and a love of the profession”. Even when he’s serving up turbot, Wagyu beef or Challans duck breast, he says, good cooking is not about luxury ingredients or a sophisticated ambiance. What matters most to Jan Hartwig is the personality of the chef, who should inspire his diners with exceptional skill and excellent taste.