Cooking with Celebrities and Great Chefs

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”
John Quincy Adams, US President

Peter Gebauer Celebrities and great chefs

2016 AAC Dinner Master Chefs Fritz Sonnenschmidt and Peter Gebauer

During my professional career I was privileged to cook and attend to celebrities, royalties and presidents on many occasions around the world. – This page highlights and acknowledges some of them but not all…

Royalties, Presidents and Governors

George H. W. Bush, Scott Walker, Jim Doyle, George W. Bush,
Fred Thompson, Al Gore, Don Sundquist, Phil Bredesen
Lady Di and Family
Lee Kwan Yew, Dr. Mahatir Mohammad, Ernesto Zedillo
King Olaf of Norway, Prince Charles, Lawton Chiles
Sheik Rashid, Yasser Arafat,
Gulf Cooperation Council Meeting Heads of States
Emir of Bahrain, King of Bahrain President of Abu Dhabi
Walter Mondale, Franz J. Strauss,
King Fahd & Family

Chef Peter Gebauer and Will Allen at Ru Yi Milwaukee

Chef Gebauer with Growing Power CEO Will Allen at Ru Yi, Milwaukee

Business, Sports & Entertainment
Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers,
Milwaukee Braves
Tan Sri Lim
Soccer FC Bayern Munich, VFB Stuttgart, Eintracht Frankfurt
Russian Olympic Team,
F. K. Flick, Burt Lancaster Mrs. Admiral Hipper,

Chef Thomas Keller and Peter Gebauer Milwaukee

Chef Peter Gebauer and Thomas Keller at Lake Park Bistro, Milwaukee

Great chefs and leaders
It was equally challenging and rewarding to cook with and for celebrity chefs from many different countries, some mentored and influenced my professional career, while others helped me grow as a person.
Scott Conant, Johnny Earles, Fritz Sonnenschmidt,
Paul Bocuse, Roger Verge, Gaston Lenotre,
Dr. H. C. Siegfried Schaber, Hans Bueschkens, Heinz Veith,
Daniel Bonnot, The Wong Brothers (see Picture above)
Pierre Troigros, Michel Trama, Lea Linster, Guy Savoy, Jean Pierre Billoux,
Rene Lasserre, Louis Grondard, Paul & Jean Pierre Haeberlin, Joel Robuchon,
Claude Terrail, Jean Pierre Vigato, Patrick Lenotre, Jean Vettard,
Jean Pierre Lacombe, Andre Gauzere. Maurice Coscuella, Andre Daguin,
Lucien Vanel, Brigitte Huerta, Denise Fabre, Jean Crepin, Pierre Estival,
Pierre Gleize, Dominique Le Stanc, Emile Tabourdiau, Claude Barnier,
Guy Legay, Ginette Lenoir, Christiane Massia, Pierre Androuet,

2014 Chef Peter Gebauer Culinary Team Potawatomi

Chef Gebauer, AAC, WCMC, GMC and the Culinary Team at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino – 2014

More on Celebrities and Great Chefs you may read about here.

Wisconsin Restaurant Association 2013 Chef of the Year

Chef Gebauer Wisconsin Restaurant Association Award

2013 WRA Chef of The Year Award

NRA Show 2013 Operators Innovation Award, Chicago, IL

Chef Gebauer Operators Innovation Award

Chef Gebauer, Executive Chef at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and Dawn Sweeney, CEO NRA


5th. Governors Lifestock Auction Milwaukee, WI – 2015

Chef Gebauer at Governor Walker Residence

The first Governors livestock auction 2010, Milwaukee, WI Chef Gebauer and Governor Scott Walker

Gaylord Chefs at the James Beard House, NYC -2003

Chef Peter Gebauer Opryland Resort Watson Lake Inn

Gaylord Chefs performing at the James Beard House, NYC – 2003

The first SS France “La Croisiere” Cruise – Miami, FL 1989.

Chef Peter Gebauer SS Norway SS France Watson Lake Inn

1989 Commemorative Cruise on the SS Norway

Chef Peter Gebauer SS Norway SS France Watson Lake Inn

1989 Commemorative Cruise on SS Norway

This was a special cruise when the Norway was rechristened the SS France for one week. 33 Famous chefs of France were onboard cooking along with famous musicians, food and wine from France. Plates were made specifically for this cruise by Limoges, Marques in France. They are white with a pictures of the Ship saying France on the top and Norway on the bottom.