Professeur de Cuisine


2022Honorary Prize for the entire career and achievements awarded of "Les Grandes Tables Du Monde"
Badge of Honour from the German Chefs' Association e.V.
"Lifetime-Award" awarded of the Swiss Gourmet Cookbook Award
2021"Inspiration Chef of the Century" awarded of the magazine 'Rolling-Pin' presented on behalf of the publisher  Jürgen Pichler
"Grand Honor Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria" presented on behalf of Governor of the province Salzburg Wilfried Haslauer
2019"Legend Award" presented by "THE BEST CHEF " ,Barcelona
2018"Finest Mercy Generation Award" for Lichtblick Seniorenhilfe Awardwinner presented by Finest Moments
"Goldene Sonne 2018", Honorary Award, the achievement of a lifetime as a Gourmet-Pioneer, presented by FTI Group
"Best international Ambassadeur for Austria", awarded of the magazine Falstaff presented by Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger
AZ-Star "Monaco", lifetime achievement award, presented by Abendzeitung , Munich
2017"Lifetime Achievement Award" for supporting young people, awarded of the magazine 'Falstaff-Karriere'
Honorary award:"Lifetime Achievement Award 2018", awarded of Verlagshaus Busche  
"Emser Wurzeln" as inspiring personality awarded of Hohenems, Austria, presented by the Major Dieter Egger
"Carl-Friedrich-von-Rumohr-Ring", awarded of Gastronomische Akademie Deutschlands e.V. (GAD)
„München leuchtet“  in Gold, awarded of Munich, presented by Major Josef Schmid
2016  "Pro meritis scientiae et litterarum" awarded of Ministry for Education, Science and Culture Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, State of Bavaria
  Summitas-Award for "artistic work of art"   St.Christoph, Tyrol, Austria
2014Walter-Scheel-Medaille for "Cultur of pleasure and way of living"

Lifetime Achievement Award"Culinary Tradition und Evolution" awarded of Gault & Millau Hungary

Lifetime Achievement Award, "Galeria Gourmet Award" 

2013German  Prize  Gastronomy "WARSTEINER PREIS for Lifetime" awarded of Warsteiner Gruppe presented by Catharina Cramer
 "Six Stars"-Award for his Lifetime -awarded of American Association of Hospitality Sciences,  presented by the president Josef Cinque
2011International culinary  "ambassador of enjoyment"  of Region of good taste, Austria
Honorary President of GAD ( Academy Gastronomy, Germany e.V.) 

Maître honoris caseus of "Guilde des Fromagers de Saint-Uguzon"

Lifetime Achievement Award, Eat!Berlin, Das Feinschmecker Festival

2010Leader of the Year Award  for his "Lifetime Achievement" by the austrian Paper Rolling Pin
"Lifetime Achievement Awardof San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
"Goldene Schlemmer-Entefor promotion of culture of Eating and Drinking,Schlemmer-Markt Rhein-Maas
2009Goldener Tafelspitz” for his lifetime achievements by the Vienna "Kurier" paper
Golden Cloche Award VKÖ (Austrian Cooks’ Association) Vienna
Honorary Medal of the Tourist Association of Baden-Württemberg
Medal of Honour in Gold of the Federal State of Salzburg, Austria, presented by Prime Minister Gabi Burgstaller at Hangar-7, Salzburg
2008Honorary Doctorate Award, University of Örebro, Sweden
Staufer Medal in Gold, presented by the Prime Minister of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, Günther Öttinger
Seven Stars & Stripes Award for lifetime achievements, Budapest, Hungary
Sommelier Ad Honorem of the Associazione Italiana Sommelier,Honorary Membership der AIS-Germania
2007"Goldenes Verdienstzeichen" (Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold) 
Professeur de Cuisine” by the University of Örebro, Sweden
President of the German Academy for Culinary Studies (until 2010)
Media Prize of the Austrian "Kurier-Romy" paper for the best documentary “Kulinarische Weltreise” (A Culinary Tour around the World)
Honorary Award for special services to the wines from the Austrian Wachau valley, Vinea Wachau Nobilis Distructus
Certificate for creative excellence, for excellence in communications in the international competition "Chefs Around The World: Eckart Witzigmann presents Top Chefs at the Hangar-7"
2004"Cuoco delle Stelle" prize by the Gusta Fabriano Association
The Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the German Academy for Culinary Studies set up the "International Eckart Witzigmann Award". It honours outstanding achievements in the culinary arts. The "ECKART" ,  is in cooperation with BMW GROUP since 2012, Munich. 
Active member of Slow Food
2003presentation of the Eckart Witzigmann Rose, bread by the French rose specialist Delbard.   
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Saveurs D'Europe de France "Marianne"
L'Orde de Coteaux de Champagne, presented by Henry Chapman und Yves Dumont
Honorary membership of the highly elite circle of chefs of "Traditions et Qualité", Les Grandes Tables du Monde
2002"Artusi-Prize"for outstanding culinary art awarded in Forlimpopoli, Italy
Honroray Citizenship of Bad Gastein, Austria
Honorary Membership and Honorary Prize, awarded by "Les Amis de L'Art de Vivre"
Silver Medal of the Republic of Italy, presented by the Prime Minister Carlo Ciampi

"Five Star Diamond Award"of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences”, named one of the World’s Best Chefs

"Honorary Medal in Gold", bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Association, Recognition of thanks and recognition for outstanding contributions to the Bavarian Hospitality


"Grand prix de la Cuisine Culinaire" , Académie Internationale de la Gastronomie (Academy for health food and high level cooking), Paris

1999Member of the "International Hall of fame des Grands Chefs"
1998Großer Ehrenpreis (honorary special achievements award) for his outstanding services to German culinary and restaurant culture, awarded by “Bunte“ magazine
1997Honorary Member in the Club of German Chefs
1996Honory Award for Great Culinary Art awarded by Amicale „Les Amis de L’Art de Vivre“
1995Certificate for rendering outstanding services to German cuisine - awarded by the " Feinschmecker" and presented by the then retired German Federal President Dr. Walter Scheel
1994"Chef of the Century" - Gault & Millau - presented by Christian Millau

"Prix de L'Art de la Cuisine" - Academie Internationale de la Gastronomie - France

"5 Schlemmer-Cooking-Spoons", Aral Schlemmer-Atlas, Verlag Busche GmbH

1992"Prix Culinaire des Regions Européen,s" - France, Conveyor Cummunity of European Economy
The restaurant “Aubergine“ is awarded the plaque"L'Art de Vivre"
1991 "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres " - decoration presented by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang
"München leuchtet - Den Freunden Münchens" -Silver Medal (Munic shines – to the friends of Munic) - award by the city of Munich
1988"Trophy Gourmet '91", "À la Carte"  magazine presented by the Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky
Honorary Citizen of the federal state of Salzburg
"Silberne Eule"(silver owl) by the “Ullstein“ Gourmet Journal
1987on recommendation of Gault & Millau Casino Austria awards the Goldene Roulette-Kugel” (the golden casino ball) to the Restaurant Aubergine as the leading restaurant in Germany for its unequalled flavour and simplicity of its superior cuisine
1986Founding President of the International Eurotoques organization
1985highest classification by the Gault & Millau Restaurant Guide ; the Restaurant" Aubergine" belongs to the best restaurants in the world
"Altendorf-Bildpreis" for outstanding representive for cultivated German Cuisine by Walter Altendorf (Freudenstadt)
appointed as Olympic Chef (1988) by the National Olympic Committee DE (Willi Daume)
1984W.S-Schümann-Ehrenring“ for „best chef, german speaking country" by W.Schümanns Austernkeller
1980Kronenbourg Award „in celebration of french cuisine and culture“ awarded by the french brewery Kronenbourg at „Bloomingdale’s“, New York

3 Michelin Stars Restaurant "Aubergine",  Munich

19792 Michelin Stars, restaurant "Aubergine",  Munich
Opening of the own restaurant "Aubergine", Munich
"Chef of the Year" by "Krug"-Champagne house, (1.non-french nationals)
1977"3 rote Kochmützen" (highest classification, Restaurant Tantris) by Varta-Guide
1975"Goldene Pfeffermühle"(Golden Peppermill), currently highest award of restaurant critics – Restaurant “Tantris“, Munich
Membership of the highly elite circle of chefs of "Traditions et Qualité", Les Grandes Tables du Monde
19742 Michelin Stars, restaurant "Tantris", Munich
19731 Michelin Star, restaurant "Tantris", Munich
1967Medaille D'Or, Exposition Gastronomique Colmar, (1.non-french nationals)
Le Diplôme d'Honneur, Club Gastronomique Prosper Montagné , (1.non-french nationals)
1965Diplôme Medaille Bronze of Foire Européenne Strasbourg, 'Salon culinaire' ( 1. non-french nationals)
Diplôme et les Insignes du Mérite culinaire by L'ordre de saint-Fortunat "Chevalier",(1.non-french nationals)