There's a New Duo in Town
The spring season is all about growth and change, and that’s exactly what’s happening at Bauhaus next month. You can expect to see two new chefs in Bauhaus’s kitchen beginning in May. Tim Schulte and David Mueller are Bauhaus’s new Executive Chef Team, bringing twice the passion, Michelin-level experience, and talent to Gastown.
Tim Schulte comes to Bauhaus from Germany, where he worked for over a decade in top restaurants. In 2013, he was awarded the distinction of ‘Best Chef of the Year,’ and after winning the award went on to work alongside the celebrity chef and restaurant owner Tim Mälzer in Hamburg. Tim worked in Vancouver for a brief time with a stint at Bauhaus before crossing the Pacific to work under Chef Neale White as Sous Chef in Melbourne, and helped to open 12 Micron in Sydney with New Zealand chef Andrew McCrea.
"I am very excited to take on the role as co-head chef of Bauhaus Restaurant with David Mueller. Vancouver has become an incredible food city with so much potential to work with great local sourced seasonal ingredients. My menus focus on fresh produce; I love to play with different textures in my dishes layering raw, cooked, crunchy, burned, and juicy... My philosophy is Simplicity is Complexity!” - Tim Schulte
David is a prime example of homegrown talent. Born in British Columbia, David has honed his skills in Vancouver working in some of the top restaurants over the last decade. Before joining Bauhaus, David worked with some culinary legends: at the Eldorado Hotel alongside Food Network Chef Michael Lyons and former Five Diamond Eden Chef Justin Best, Chef Marc Lepine of Atelier, and with Chef Lee Parsons of the Diamond Award-winning Wedgewood Hotel.
For David, cooking is an art form that is best appreciated when all five senses are balanced. He combines local, high-quality ingredients and masterful technique to achieve sublime flavours, aromas, and a visual appeal that will leave you wanting more.
"My previous work with Tim Schulte was only a glimpse into the possibilities that we together, can achieve for Bauhaus. I want every guest that comes to Bauhaus to feel welcome; like a friend that I have invited into my home for dinner. I truly believe that cooking is an art form that is appreciated best when all five sense is balanced. My goal is that each guest who dines here experiences something that they have never experienced before; through texture, taste or technique." - David Mueller
"I am very happy to have had the opportunity to bring Stefan Hartmann over from Berlin to open Bauhaus. For 24 years now he has been working long hours and late nights in kitchens around the world. Moving into consulting is entirely understandable and for him is a financial decision. My vision for Bauhaus has always been that we never stand still and move forward, getting better and better. I am very excited to have both Tim Schulte and David Mueller join as Bauhaus' executive team. They are both young, creative, and exceptionally talented chefs. They undoubtedly have the skills to achieve a Michelin Star one day!” - Uwe Boll, Owner of Bauhaus Restaurant
Dubbed "the original Vancouver," Gastown was established in 1867, the same year Canada became an official nation. According to Gastown.org, it all started the day infamous Yorkshire expatriate "Gassy Jack" Deighton arrived in the area with a large barrel of whisky. Earning his nickname for "spinning tall tales and talking without end," Jack allegedly bribed the local millworkers to help him build a saloon in exchange for free whisky. Thirsty for drink and spirits high, the millworkers obliged, erecting a tavern in less than a day. Thus was born the first establishment in what would become the thriving Gastown.
Today, Gastown is home to a burgeoning local artisan culture, with contemporary fashion and interior design boutiques cropping up, along with hip restaurants, cafes and nightclubs. Tourists come from far and wide to view the most famous Gastown landmark: a steam-powered clock built in 1977, which was initially erected to cover a steam grate. Bauhaus Restaurant, at 1 West Cordova Street, is just a stone's throw away from the clock. We hope you'll come sample our contemporary German cuisine the next time you visit Gassy Jack's abode.