Christian Hümbs is one of Germany’s most creative confectioners, and has several times been named Pastry Chef of the Year. Originally from Oberhausen in Germany, Christian qualified both as a confectioner and as a chef in several renowned restaurants: under Johann Lafer at the Le Val d’Or in Stromberg, at the Louis C. Jacob in Hamburg, the Aqua at The Ritz-Carlton in Wolfsburg, and at La Mer at the A-ROSA on Sylt.
He and Jan Hartwig together earned the third Michelin star for the Atelier restaurant at the Bayerischer Hof in Munich. As head pastry chef of the Restaurant Haerlin at Hamburg’s Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, his creations never fail to guarantee delight. Christian Hümbs has lived in Zurich since 2019, where he pampers guests with his sweet artworks at the Restaurant Saltz at The Dolder Grand, which holds 14 Gault Millau points.