Celebrated chef Heiko Nieder to be in residence at Soneva this July

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Soneva resorts will host renowned German chef Heiko Nieder for an exclusive residency from 15th to 30th July 2024. Chef Heiko is known for his creative cuisine and has won 19 Gault & Millau points and two Michelin stars for The Restaurant in Zurich.

Chef Heiko completed his training as a chef at the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg. In 2003, he was awarded “Discovery of the Year” by Gault Millau 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 Gault Millau points. 

He has been Chef Fine Dining at the Dolder Grand’s The Restaurant since its inception. In the first year alone, The Restaurant was awarded 17 Gault Millau points and one Michelin star. In November 2010, it received its second Michelin star, then in October 2012, it was awarded its 18th Gault Millau point. Heiko received the title of “Most Improved Chef of the Year”.

In July 2013 he was named “Hotel Chef of the Year” by Swiss magazine, Bilanz, as part of its annual hotel ratings. Gault Millau 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, Nieder received the “Chef of the Year” award from Sonntagszeitung, then in October 2018 he received his 19th Gault Millau point, followed by the title “Gault Millau Chef of the Year 2019”.