Norbert Niederkofler

Celebrity chef Norbert Niederkofler, a native of Lutago in the Valle Aurina, has shown unprecedented skill in enriching the Alpine cuisine and making it truly unique. Using sustainable ingredients and regional flavours, he creates “not just mere meals, but unforgettable human experiences,” to quote the 2017 Michelin jury.
After working in London, Zurich, Milan and New York, in 1994 Norbert returned to his origins - and not just in the geographical sense! Now, with his “Alpine cuisine”, the South Tyrolean chef focuses exclusively on local ingredients and flavours for his gourmet creations. And his great success is reflected by his three stars and four chef’s hats in the sector’s top guides. His cuisine is also characterised by strictly sustainable management of resources, with the aim of avoiding every kind of waste.
3 Michelin stars
Green Star
5 Gault-Millau chef’s hats
3 “forks” in Gambero Rosso
The World's 50 Best restaurants #29
Apple Tree Talk
In our “Conversations under the apple tree” interview series, Norbert Niederkofler visits Marlene® fruit growers, who tell him about the unusual features of the current season and their role in the cultivation of an apple variety.
Apple Tales
Good food not only tastes great, it also sticks in the memory. In the ‘Apple Tales’ format, Norbert Niederkofler shows us a very special recipe from his childhood.