The Bavarian Chef Peter Knogl spent much of his time cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants on his way to the top. But before he was thrown in with the very best, he watched and worked in his family’s small restaurant, owned by his grandfather.

As he found his own footing in restaurants throughout Germany, Spain, England and Switzerland, Knogl eventually ended up at the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel, Switzerland.

Serving as chef de cuisine at the hotel’s Le Cheval Blanc for 13 years, Knogl has been celebrated with three Michelin stars.