Born in Berlin but raised in southern Germany, Diether gained his professional knowledge with the great chefs of that country: veteran Lothar Eiermann (Schlosshotel Friedrichsruhe); the German kitchen stars Harald Wohlfahrt (Traube Tonbach) and Dieter Müller (Schlosshotel Lerbach), and the shooting star Sven Elverfeld (Aqua Wolfsburg).
Diether tracked out into the world: he managed the gourmet kitchens in Dubai for the Ritz Carlton, the Emirates Palace and the Shangri-La and led the kitchen of Turnberry Resort in Ireland before moving to the pulsating German capital Berlin where he found his signature restaurant in 2010. In the First Floor, he was able to perfect his artistic, elegant cooking style that characterizes him today.
Delicate aromas, the best produce, sometimes opulent, sometimes subtle and tenderly staged… made him in Berlin the culinary favorite of the city.
Since 2009, Diether earned eight times a Michelin star for the restaurants he led. And today he has established his culinary home in Estonia … he has fallen in love with our naturalness and our passion for the unique regional cuisine in Estonia, on Muhu Island.
Neh is the initiative of hoteliers and restaurateurs Martin Breuer and Imre Sooäär, the engaging entrepreneurs behind Pädaste Manor.