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Heinz Beck
Master of Italian Gastronomy

As one of Europe’s most respected three star Michelin chefs, Heinz Beck has been awarded with an impressive collection of accolades and experience in award-winning restaurants. His cuisine is innovative and exciting, while maintaining a respect for culinary tradition and remembering that great cooking is about fresh ingredients handled with sensitivity and passion.
Having gained his formal chef qualification in 1983 in the Professional School in Passau, Beck spent the first few years of his culinary career in kitchens throughout Germany and in Mallorca as Sous Chef at two Michelin starred restaurant, Tristan, before returning to Germany for the final steps towards his current success. 
Under legendary chef, Heinz Winkler, chef Beck became Sous Chef at Residenz, where he honed his skills and gained the ‘kuchenmeister’ award. Finally, he moved to Rome to head up La Pergola in 1994, to which he has successfully brought three Michelin stars.
In 2009 chef Heinz opened his first restaurant in London, Aspleys – A Heinz Beck Restaurant, at The Lanesborough, which was awarded its first Michelin star after just five months. Chef Beck has now embarked on a new venture - Social by Heinz Beck in Dubai's Wardorf Astoria, which will showcase inviting design elements and offering innovative European cuisine.