Our History

Horst's father's restaurant in Dillenburg, Kronen Auschank.

Horst's father's restaurant in Dillenburg, Kronen Auschank.


Horst, 21 years old, working in Switzerland

Horst, 21 years old, working in Bad Homburg


In 1958 Horst visits his sister Theodora...

In 1958 Horst visits his sister Theodora (Thea) in St. Louis Missouri and ends up staying. He is hired on at the St. Louis Sheraton Hotel.


Horst worked on a Greek Cruise Liner traveling around the world 3 times, stoppin

Horst worked on a Greek Cruise Liner traveling around the world 3 times, stopping at many ports of call.

Horst and cruise line associate.


Buffets were very elaborate and decorative in those days

Buffets were very elaborate and decorative in those days, providing opportunities for chefs to showcase their skills learned through the years of schooling and apprenticeship.


Horst purchased his first car in St. Louis and drove to Portland, Oregon

Horst purchased his first car in St. Louis and drove to Portland, Oregon to begin work at the new Sheraton Hotel at Lloyd Center as a Sous Chef (his car was a Plymouth Fury).


Sheraton-Jefferson Hotel