Entrepreneurs

Hofmann Group Director Silvia Hofmann on Leading a Culinary Empire With Integrity

Backed by strong principles and meticulous expertise, Silvia Hofmann is at the helm of Barcelona’s Hofmann Group, a collection of award-winning restaurants, cafés, a pastry shop, and a culinary school. We spoke with her to find out how she excels in her multitude of roles, leaves her mark on the brand, and honours her mother’s legacy.

Aparna Aurora and Chutnify: Indian kitchen with soul and spirit

We caught up with the founder of Chutnify, Berlin’s favourite Indian restaurant, to hear how she introduced Indian cuisine to spice-shy Berliners.

Børge Ousland: The Explorer and Founder of the Manshausen Design Hotel

Our chat with Børge Ousland, one of the world’s most accomplished polar explorers, about his intense connection to nature, his Manshausen guesthouses and the beauty of living entirely in the present. 

Launching a Business During a Pandemic: A Conversation With NOBLE&STYLE’s Founder

Raffaele Castelli was forced to ask himself a simple yet equally complex question: “What can we do or create to live through these difficult times?” Here he opens up about the journey of launching NOBLE&STYLE during a pandemic and where he goes from here.

How An Austrian Brought A Piece Of Naples To Berlin

Standard-Serious Pizza not only has Berlin’s first but also most authentic Pizza Neapolitana. Driven by the goal of creating the perfect pizza, Florian Schramm and his team have set a new standard for the art of pizza-making. A story of passion, devotion and joy that can be felt immediately.

Philosophy, Harmony and Perfection – Japanese Dining à la Yoko Higashi

Yoko Higashi, owner of the Kaiseki restaurant YOSHI in Hamburg, is a master in the art of tea ceremony, Japanese flower arrangement, modern dance and the philosophy of cooking. Her dishes look like blooming landscapes, her wisdom is deep like the ocean and her love for harmony and perfection is present in every bite and in every word. YOSHI represents the translation of culture into culinary passion.

The life-changing magic of sourdough with Ailine Liefeld

As a commercial photographer, it might not seem unusual that for the last five months, Ailine Liefeld has been growing a popular Instagram page. Yet, it might be more surprising to hear that the page isn’t anything directly to do with her photography at all. What’s got this photographer so obsessed? Bread. And her 3,000-plus followers are all there for her crispy, airy, soft and often artsy sourdough.