Dieter Kaub

"It's the diversity that's so exciting to me".

Dieter Kaub has pleasure in his blood. He grew up on his family's vineyard, where he was able to gain some insights into winegrowing and wine sales. In Neustadt, he initially went to secondary school and completed his intermediate school leaving certificate.

"Actually, I always wanted to learn how to cook, even as a child. I tried different things, but I was always drawn back to the kitchen. My family has always loved to cook and eat."

At 18, Dieter went out to explore the world. He did his apprenticeship as a chef at the Sonnenalp in Allgäu. He was one of 35 trainees at the large hotel. He learned a lot there and also already realized what he wanted to do himself later - pamper guests on vacation.

Once Dieter had his training in the bag, the whole world was open to him - literally. His culinary journey took him from one extraordinary cuisine to the next. But first he did his military service with the German armed forces - as a cook, of course. Then, after an exhausting six months in an à la carte restaurant in Zurich, he went back to the Palatinate and worked at the Hotel Binshof in Speyer.

"I really liked it in Speyer. But somehow, after a year, I was drawn away again. Among the job offers was the Adlon in Berlin. I thought that would be a great opportunity again.

Well aware that it would be stressful for him there, Dieter couldn't pass up the opportunity to work in a star hotel right next to the Brandenburg Gate. After all, by this time he had already been able to gather quite a bit of experience and expertise. And it was worth it, but how.

"I worked in the banquet and catering kitchen. We only cooked for large events - from private receptions to a dinner for the German president at Bellevue Palace to the German Film Awards ceremony at the Berlin State Opera. After a year, that's enough. But the experience was very important for me."

Already in Berlin, he made new contacts - in the USA. A year abroad sounded appealing to him, and without further ado the young chef decided to go to New Jersey. The restaurant where he worked was, of course, not a small snack bar, but an establishment with over 350 employees. The banquet department alone organized 30-40 weddings in a weekend. And the restaurant business had its own wedding chapel.

"That was gigantic. The lobsters were practically delivered on Euro pallets. But not only that. The food was on a level that I couldn't imagine in America. I always thought they were rather culinary lowbrows."

Dieter also hosted the German President again. Or he cooked lunch at the German ambassador's house. After a year, however, Dieter's heart cried out: "Off home.

In Edenkoben, he first went to hotel management school for 2 years. There he met Patricia Freudenstein and their love story began. This is how Dieter's path led to Immenhof.

After getting a taste of many different areas, he settled in where he always felt most at home - in the kitchen. And it hasn't left him to this day. Of course, many things happened in Dieter's private life over the next 20 years. He married Patricia and they had two children. Now the kitchen artist was - via many nice detours - exactly where he had always been drawn to.

At home tastes
but always best

"At home, my family prefers that I make a very simple lasagna. They keep trying Italian, but they say they can't compete with mine." (Dieter Kaub)

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What other guests say

A beautiful, well-maintained and clean hotel with a family atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and friendly, you immediately felt comfortable - like home. The breakfast is delicious and extensive, the food in the restaurant very tasty. Ideal for a trip through the Palatinate.

Family business with heart, charm and style - mega delicious breakfast and excellent dinner. It's all about the little things and they are just right here. Great sauna area and good pool. The wellness program with Mrs. Strobel was also great!

Great wedding anniversary weekend! The wedding day offer has fully met our expectations. The special care for our day was really very commendable. We felt absolutely comfortable for the 3 days. The staff was courteous, the service without complaint. Also the culinary offer was again excellent. Many thanks to the entire Immenhof team!

Celebration with colleagues - Very friendly and helpful staff. Very attentive and competent service - especially the dinner staff. Excellent food with good and appropriate wine recommendations. Beautiful, clean and spacious rooms. Unfortunately there was no time for the beautiful wellness area. Will certainly come again.

Recommended hotel in a good location - We stayed at the hotel for a weekend and had a pleasant stay. There was a good breakfast - with champagne and salmon on Sundays. Dinner on the beautiful terrace was also delicious. With the Pfalzcard you could use the nearby beautiful outdoor pool for free.

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