HOMETOWN: Mainz, Germany
CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Worldwide Aboard the Scenic Ocean Vessels
OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Executive Chef/Director, Food & Beverage Scenic Luxury Cruises Ocean
LAST SEASON: Finalist, “Top Chef Germany,” Season 1
Born and raised in Mainz, Germany, Tom Goetter trained at Hyatt Hotels in Mainz, followed by Steinberger Academy in southern Germany where he obtained his Masters in Culinary Arts graduating with honors. He trained under Thomas Keller and his team in Napa Valley. Tom has traveled the world extensively, specializing in international cuisine with experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end hotels and ultra-luxury cruise ships. He competed on “Top Chef Germany” in 2018 where he finished as a finalist. Since then, he has been the Executive Chef for the Scenic Eclipse, a six-star world’s first Discovery Yacht, serving a variety of cuisines, including Modern Asian, Asian Street Food, French and Italian. Beginning 2022, he has been promoted to Director of Food & Beverage Ocean overseeing all operations and menu development for all Scenic Ocean Vessels.