Interview with Thomas Bühner
PÖDÖR is reaching for the stars: The producer of premium oils and vinegars has announced its cooperation with Thomas Bühner, 3-star chef and head of the renowned gourmet restaurant “la vie” in Osnabrück.
“We are very pleased and immensely proud to have found our ideal brand ambassador in Thomas Bühner, an exceptional chef who fits in perfectly with our company”, says Szilvia Magony of Podor USA Inc. “His philosophy and his goal of always achieving uncompromising quality are completely in synch with the basic principles that determine the high standards of our products.”
Thomas Bühner has been one of Germany’s top chefs for over 20 years and has been awarded three Michelin stars. Starting in October 2017, as PÖDÖR’s brand ambassador he will personally stand for the top-notch quality of the oils and vinegars that are produced by this family-run supplier of premium products.
The 3-star chef and ‘Grand Chef’ with Relais & Chateaux follows a philosophy with three essential dimensions: the natural flavour of each individual product, preparation of his dishes and the extensive range of his cuisine. All three dimensions are united in the end result: culinary masterpieces that can only achieve their ultimate perfection in a sensuous dramaturgy of all components. “The first dimension, the basis of my philosophy, constitutes the clear and pure flavour of each dish,” explains Thomas Bühner. “It is precisely at this point where PÖDÖR is the perfect partner. The oils and vinegars they produce have an authentic and intensive flavour, they are unrefined, pure and made from the best quality ingredients. With PÖDÖR I sense the passion for the product, the highest quality standard and consistent quality that can only be achieved with the experience gained over many years of tradition.”
With Thomas Bühner as our brand ambassador, PÖDÖR will kick off a new chapter in its quest to achieve the highest level of culinary enjoyment. “Our aim is to work together with Thomas Bühner and go one step further towards our tenets of premium quality, exclusivity and culinary diversity”, says Szilvia Magony. “We look forward to a sharing of inspiration and successful cooperation in the interest of top quality gastronomy”.
1996: First Michelin star
1998: Second Michelin star
2001: Newcomer of the Year, Gault Millau
2004: Chef of the Year, Aral Schlemmer Atlas
2004: Chef of the Year, Bertelsmann Restaurant & Hotel Guide
2006: Chef of the Year, 19 poins in Gault Millau
2006: Restaurant of the Year, Der Feinschmecker
2009: Relais & Chateaux member, Grand Chef
2011: Third Michelin star, 19 points in Gault Millau, 5 of 5 Fs in Feinschmecker, 10 of 10 pans in Gusto, 5 of 5 stars at Varta, 5 of 5 Bertelsmann's Chefs' Hat
2017: Taittinger Chefs Trophy