President of Jeunes Restaurateurs Germany
The Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe (JRE) is an association of talented young chefs who are devoted to a “never ending passion” for exquisite cooking. The JRE is characterised by its consistent focus on sustainability, seasonal freshness and regional products and its chefs always aim to inspire their guests with passion for good food. Since 1991, as part of the European Association of JRE, the chefs have been working on this special commitment to quality in Germany. Currently, the association has 69 members. Alexander Dressel has been President of the German Jeunes Restaurateurs since 2013 and Vice-President of JRE Europe since 2016. As a chef and hotel manager, Dressel runs the Relais & Chateaux Hotel Bayrisches Haus in the German city of Potsdam. He was awarded a Michelin star in 2004 for his restaurant Friedrich Wilhelm.
Inspired by his time in Italy, Austria and Switzerland, he has refined his creations with a touch of the Mediterranean, as well as with exotic ingredients, using carefully selected and high-quality – preferably regional – produce. His style has been shaped mainly by his visits to Italy and his work with Heinz Beck at “Harlekin” at the Hotel Esplanade in Berlin and later at La Pergola in Rome.