Heiko Nieder, from Germany, completed his training as a chef at the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. In 2003, Heiko was awarded “Discovery of the Year” by GaultMillau for his culinary creations at the L’Orquivit in Bonn, which he ran for five years. In 2004, he was awarded one Michelin star, and in 2006 he garnered 17 GaultMillau points. Since its opening, he has been Chef Fine Dining at the Dolder Grand’s The Restaurant. In the first year alone, The Restaurant was awarded 17 GaultMillau points and one Michelin star. In November 2010, it received its second Michelin star, then in October 2012, it was awarded its 18th GaultMillau point, and Heiko was crowned “Most Improved Chef of the Year”. July 2013 saw him named “Hotel Chef of the Year” by Swiss magazine, Bilanz, as part of its annual hotel ratings. GaultMillau Germany presented him with the award for “Best German Chef Abroad” in November 2014, and he was crowned “Le Grand Chef du Guide Bleu” in the 2014/2015 Guide Bleu. In 2017 Heiko Nieder received the “Chef of the Year” award from Sonntagszeitung, then in October 2018 he received his 19th GaultMillau point and the title “GaultMillau Chef of the Year 2019”.