Project : Hotel Müller Hohenschwangau
Category : Hotel
Where : Schwangau – Germany
Line : Ambach Chef 850 & IQ850
Partner :  Trendline Michael Schmötzer

The Hotel Müller in Hohenschwangau stands in a dream setting, close to the famous castle of Neuschwanstein, in one of the most attractive areas in Bavaria and the whole of Germany. The Hotel offers international cuisine with the distinctive touch of the Bavarian regional tradition.
With maximum capacity for 220 covers indoors and a further 100 approximately in the garden, the Hotel also offers a takeaway bistro with simple dishes and fast snacks for those on the go.
Many international guests, including also many heads of government, stop at the restaurant during a visit to the castles in the area. In the peak season the kitchen can prepare up to 1000 dishes a day, always excellent quality and with fresh ingredients, both à la carte and buffet. A real daily challenge which chef Klaus Bühring and his team tackle brilliantly.

The requirement

  • The kitchens of the restaurant, open-air beer garden and takeaway bistrot needed full restyling and modernisation to better meet guests’ needs, particularly during the busier periods.
  • The kitchen had to be organised in the best possible way to ensure maximum productivity and quality. For this reason a well-organised and functional range was necessary, with highly flexible equipment that ensures high quality and consistent results.
  • The chef wanted a solid and rugged kitchen which would allow the daily needs of guests to be met with maximum simplicity and without too much effort.
  • Gas-powered equipment had to be chosen for the new kitchen as the electrical connections are limited.

The solution

  • The company Trendline supervised work on the new kitchen, from concept to design, from planning to works management.
  • The consultancy of Michael Schmötzer and a visit to the kitchen of the Fischerwirt restaurant in Schlehdorf (Munich) led to the choice of the Ambach Chef 850 line with the IQ850 multifunction bratt pan.
  • Richard Müller, owner of the hotel, and chef Klaus Bühring reaffirmed their preference for Ambach and its modular equipment, extremely innovative and high performance.
  • The Chef 850 double range in the back-to-back configuration combines top productivity with significant time saving. Thanks also to the innovative Ambach joining system, all the equipment allows very high hygiene levels to be maintained.
  • An IQ850 multifunction machine is installed in the range. The range is also fitted with: 2 gas cookers with 4 rings, each fitted with a warming drawer in the lower part, four grills in compound, a fryer, a tilting bratt pan, two bain-maries and refrigerated base units.
  • The smooth surfaces and the H3 bases allow fast and easy cleaning for maximum hygiene.
  • The IQ850 multifunction machine is a true ally in the kitchen. Compact, fast and extremely high performance, it is the ideal solution for ensuring speed and quality when producing different menus.
  • Handrails, a pot rack with support for a salamander and folding neutral unit for expanding the work surface have been installed on both sides of the ranges.
  • The Chef 850 series with integrated IQ850 fully comply with the needs of the kitchen. Richard Müller, chef Bühring and his team are definitely pleased with the new Ambach range. “From the à la carte to the set menus, we are now ready to satisfy every need”, commented Richard Müller. “Trendline and Ambach did excellent work with us and succeeded in finding the right solution for us”. Chef Klaus Bühring added: “we can now work well and without problems even at the busiest times. We can prepare everything at the same time without the stress of an exhausting work pace”.



Project : Fischerwirt
Category : Restaurant
Where : Schlehdorf, Germany
Line : Ambach Chef 850 & IQ850
Partner : Trendline Michael Schmötzer

Fischerwirt is one of the most famous and popular café-inns in Bavaria. Located at the foot of the Schlehdorf monastery, between the Tölzer Land and the “blue” Land of Bavaria, Fischerwirt is famed for its versatile culinary delicacies, which extend well beyond seasonal and regional specialities. Since 1993, the inn has offered a range of specialities from Trentino Alto Adige and Switzerland, but also traditional dishes from Asian cuisine.
The chef, Alfons Adam, acquired great experience in the kitchens of the prestigious Kempinski hotels in Munich and Alpenhof Murnau, is also a keen hunter and specialised in creating dishes with the meat, poultry and fish of Bavaria.

The requirements

  • Fischerwirt needs to increase the number of diners to 600 a day, with an à la carte menu for each one. To satisfy this demand, the workflow in the kitchen has to be perfectly organised and the staff need to have extremely flexible, high-performance equipment.
  • The machines will be used intensively and must ensure a high degree of multi-functionality, in order to streamline the workflow and ensure that the kitchen staff can prepare dishes rapidly and with the highest standards of quality. For its kitchen, Fischerwirt also requires modular equipment to allow for maximum freedom of configuration in the future.
  • The electrical connections are limited, so the main focus must be on gas equipment. Cleaning too must be rapid and thorough. This means it will be necessary to install a single top with radiating sides.

The solution

  • For its new kitchen, Fischerwirt has chosen Trendline Michael Schmötzer’s Chef 850 Ambach coupled with the integrated multifunction electric IQ850 cooking system.
  • The Chef 850 unit can be used simultaneously from both sides, boosting output and saving time. The unit includes no fewer than 12 gas burners, a large griddle, two gas ovens for typical Bavarian roasts, two deep fryers and two bain-marie units.
  • The worktop and the neutral bases in hygienic H3 make for rapid, easy cleaning.
  • The combination of the Chef 850 line with the integrated IQ850 cooking system is the perfect solution for Fischerwirt’s needs. Thanks to its innovative coupling system, the Chef 850 cooking unit ensures all the freedom of configuration of a modular kitchen, together with the highest standards of hygiene. IQ850, on the other hand, is a powerful, rapid, space-saving solution for establishments like the Fischerwirt, where space is limited, but which is extremely dynamic in terms of productivity.