Uwe Werner became a certified chef at the Hotel Catering School in Berlin, has a bachelor's degree in international hotel and restaurant management from the Hotel Management School in Heidelberg, Germany, and received his certification in baking and pastry arts from the Culinary Institute of America. He worked with Hilton International at five-star restaurants in Berlin, Munich, Brussels and London before coming to Benchmark in 2007.
Today Uwe leads the 45-person culinary team serving meals to more than 200 residents and guests daily, and he creates and prepares meals for social events hosted at New Pond Village.
Chef Uwe says he strives to present residents with an appealing menu with a range of options. "I meet with a group of residents regularly to determine their likes and dislikes and incorporate their feedback into my culinary creations," he explains. "Whether it's much-loved comfort foods like macaroni and cheese and shepherd's pie or more exotic dishes like venison or duck breast topped with sour cherries, I strive to prepare interesting and unique selections for our residents."
He is active in food and beverage organizations, including Wine Club, Ale & Lager Society and Bakers Club. When he's not at New Pond Village, he spends time with his children. He enjoys being outdoors, and his favorite hobby is food photography.