Majorcan Top Chef

After a tight and exciting finale chef Marcel Ress, born German but with a Majorcan heart, won the coveted Top Chef title in the third edition of Antena 3 TV program.

Since the beginning of his career and his name has been linked to to some great chefs. First as Chef de Partie / Junior Sous Chef at Sporthotel Alpin in Austria and then as Chef de Partie at Restaurant Bachus Reads Hotel Relais & Chateaux (awarded with aMichelin Star).From the Kristall Restaurant in Wenberg (with two Michelin Stars) to the moment he received a call from Mallorca. Simply Fosh restaurant offered him a job. He landed in Palma in April 2009 where he took over the kitchen of Simply Fosh with the goal of someday achieving a Michelin Star. In November 2014 he fulfilled his dream … and it was just the beginning.

Originally from Unterwaldbehrungen, Germany and now a resident in Mallorca this young chef won the audience’s heart during the program. Nowadays he is getting used to the fact that his fame has suddenly multiplied as today’s chefs are not only known for their performance. They are the new media celebrities everyone wants a selfie with.


Due to this recent award come some inevitable decisions about his future which, for now, continues in Mallorca. Despite receiving multiple offers both on mainland Spain and Germany the island still is his first choice. He has accepted a position as Master Chef in the Cooking Academy of the German company in Mallorca Villa Wesco Wesco Cooking leading the Ress project. In both cooking courses and training on certain important cultural and gastronomic aspects will be offered.

The German decoration brand is about to open its new facilities in March in a former mansion of Santa Maria meant to be a culinary, gastronomic and cultural center of reference. We can not wait for the opening day.


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