Following in his parents’ footsteps, Heinz Reitbauer grew up in his family restaurant and then attended hotel management school in Germany. He followed schooling at restaurants led by Alain Chapel and Anton Mosimann, living in France and England respectively.

When his family opened a new restaurant at the Steirereck Inn, Reitbaurer returned to serve as chef de cuisine. The restaurant had success at the Pogusch location since its opening in 1996, but the family decided to relocate the restaurant to Stadtpark in Vienna.

In 2012, Reitbauer was awarded two Michelin stars.