Chef & Recipes / Knam Ernst
Ernst Knam was born in Tettnang (Germany) on the 26th of December 1963. After receiving his diploma at the German Hotelier Institute, he began to work in catering with the focus on pastry. His first experience was in Germany in Kressbronn at the Pastry Marschall, where he did his apprenticeship for two years.
In 1987-1988 at Dorchester in London (2 Michelin stars restaurant Terrazze) with Anton Mosimann and then in 1988-1989 in the same role at the Noga Hilton (2 Michelin stars Restaurant Le Cygne) Geneva. He arrived in Italy in 1989 and began working as chef patissier in Milan in the restaurant of Gualtiero Marchesi (3 Michelin stars) where he remained until 1992.
Also in 1992 Ernst opened his pastry shop “L’Antica Arte del Dolce” in Milan and, since 1996, he also offers a catering service with his company “La Nuova Arte del Catering” in Milan.
Not more just sweet, but dishes of all kinds, with menus from the classic to more imaginative, following the inspiration of the chef and the willingness of his customer.
In 1998 opened in Milan "Il Mondo di Knam", consulting firms, and in 2004 the "Giolito Italia Srl", creating ice cream free of dyes and preservatives, for the retail and wholesale. During this period he participated also at several prestigious competitions obtaining: 1st place Pastry cook of the year in Italy; 1st place in the cakes category in Brussels in 2004; 3rd place in the chocolate category with white chocolate and strawberry mousse and even in Brussels 2004; 1st place for recipes of snacks 2004 in Rimini; 1st place for recipes of snacks in Cancun, Mexico in 2004. In 2005 he obtained 2nd place for pralines at the Sigep of Rimini and in 2005, Europameisterschaft Lyon (France) he won the 1st Special Jury Prize for snack recipes.