Michelin chef switches to hospital canteen

This Michelin star chef cooks for hospital patients

Location: Bad Belzig, Germany

Peter Fruehsammer went to work at the Ernst von Bergmann clinic

after Germany’s lockdown forced restaurants to close

(SOUNDBITE) (German) MICHELIN CHEF, PETER FRUEHSAMMER, SAYING:

"I believe this is soul food. I give my heart so that people feel good and it reaches patients' souls. Since we only use fresh products we believe that what we cook is healthy. I am convinced that within our limits we make a contribution towards patients' recovery."

His dishes have added a touch of excitement to the canteen’s menu

(SOUNDBITE) (German) HOSPITAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST, STEFANIE JAHNS, SAYING:

"Great as always. It's a big portion and it's healthy. So far I have loved it. Ever since this cook arrived I come to eat here regularly. Before, that was not the case. There are dishes I didn't know and that I'm discovering now."

Video Transcript

[SPEAKING GERMAN]

INTERPRETER: I believe this is soul food. I give my heart so that people feel good and it reaches patients' souls. Since we only use fresh products, we believe that what we cook is healthy. I am convinced that within our limits, we make a contribution towards patients' recovery.

[SPEAKING GERMAN]

Great as always. It's a big portion and it's healthy. So far, I've loved it. Ever since this new cook arrived, I come to eat here regularly. Before, that was not the case. There are dishes I didn't know and that I'm discovering now.