After completing her training as a cook, Claudia Schröter gained valuable experience in upscale gastronomy. Her culinary journey began in 2001 at the renowned Schlosshotel Lehrbach with Dieter Müller, which has three Michelin stars. She then moved to the kitchens of South Africa, Switzerland, London and the Algarve, where she cooked at the two Michelin-starred “Villa Joya”.
Return to Germany and first position as head chef
After returning to Germany, Schröter was first sous chef at the “Landhaus Stricker” on the island of Sylt before taking on her first position as head chef at the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne in 2006. Here she first ran the restaurant “Taku” and later the “Hanse Stube”. Years as a private chef, hotel inspector and executive chef followed until 2014, when she took over the executive chef position at Andrej’s Oysterbar & Restaurant. Most recently, she managed the kitchen of the “Café de Bretagne” at Carlsplatz.
Pitti Cucina Italiana – a piece of Italy in Düsseldorf
Claudia Schröter brings her years of expertise to the kitchen at Pitti Cucina Italiana at The Wellem to successfully refocus the team and take guests on a culinary journey through Italy. The trattoria, located in the middle of Düsseldorf and close to the Rhine, exudes the lightness of the Italian way of life through stylish interiors and high-quality food.
Delicacies for every taste
Pitti Cucina Italiana can seat around 80 guests on two floors. With fresh ingredients and Claudia’s flair for modern cuisine, they create fancy appetizers like Burrata Limone Selvatico or heavenly main courses like Gamberoni Pappardelle. Pasta dishes such as Tagliolini Capesante or Tortelloni Caprino complete the offer. Finally, Italian dessert classics such as panna cotta and tiramisu, reinterpreted by Claudia and her team, will enchant you.
Outdoor enjoyment at The Wellem
In the warmer months, Pitti Cucina Italiana’s terrace, with 36 additional seats, invites guests to enjoy the dolce vita out doors. Here, guests can enjoy the Italian way of life to the fullest and let themselves be seduced by Claudia Schröter’s culinary art.