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Cornelia Sühr

Chef de Cuisine

“I’m excited to be part of the cutting-edge culinary scene of Philadelphia and the work that I and the Jean-Georges family produce,” says Cornelia.

Sühr is no stranger to Michelin stars. Early in her career, she was a demi chef de partie at the Michelin-star rated Atelier restaurant in Munich. She was quickly recognized as an up-and-coming talent within the European culinary world, and in 2011 joined the three-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse restaurant at The Dorchester hotel in London. “My work ethic was deeply impacted at Alain Ducasse as the team worked for their Michelin stars. The approach to product and process in that kitchen opened my eyes and shaped my way of cooking,” she says.

Sühr spent 2020 with her family in Germany, regaining an appreciation for her roots in the countryside. She grew up in a small village where “you can follow the seasons and are able to harvest from your own back yard.” Sühr’s family shares a deep passion for the culinary arts, as almost every member is involved in the industry. Although she is far from home, the seasonality of the local product and the close proximity to purveyors and suppliers evokes a sense of familiarity to Philadelphia.

Her career has taken her all over the world, prior to landing in Philadelphia she was based in London with Alain Ducasse and later relocated to Dubai as chef de cuisine at the St. Regis Dubai. From Dubai, her next culinary adventure took her to New York where she served as chef de cuisine for The Carlyle hotel and later as chef de cuisine of SHUN by Michelin starred Chef Alain Verzeroli.

Sühr now helms the Jean-Georges Philadelphia kitchen. Working alongside the growing the team, together they execute a menu created in conjunction with Michelin starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.