Tom Goetter is missing a “g” from his surname. Because he is a go-getter! After being the runner-up on Top Chef Germany season 1, he’s back on the show for the All-Stars edition to achieve his dream of becoming the “Top Chef.”
Keep reading this Tom Goetter Bio to learn more.
Tom Goetter On Top Chef Seaosn 20
Top Chef never fails to entertain us with amazing chefs and their creations and of course the drama! But do you know, we’re missing out on over 90% of the show as the franchise runs all over the world? Thankfully, Bravo’s got a solution for this and brings together the victors from all around the world to compete in Top Chef World All-Stars. In its season 20, representing Germany was the Top Chef Germany season 1 runner-up, Tom Goetter.
Tom’s on the show to prove himself once again and of course for a chance to take home that $250 thousand cash prize. And he might just do it! The last we checked, he was already through ep 7 and was one of nine remaining contestants on the show alongside Buddha Lo, Amar Santana, Sara Bradley, and Ali Ghzawi.
In case you’re just catching up, Samuel Albert ( Top Chef France Season 10), Dawn Burrell (Top Chef Season 18), Dale MacKay (Top Chef Canada Season 1), Luciana Berry (Top Chef Brazil Season 2), Begoña Rodrigo (Top Chef Spain Season 1), and Sylwia Stachyra (Top Chef Poland season 7) have already taken their leave — in the same order.
Top Chef World All-Stars season 20 premiered on March 9, 2023. It featured 16 Top Chef finalists or winners from 11 countries in total. And as always, the show was hosted by Padma Lakshmi and the judges were Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons who obviously were joined by jurors and chefs from the international Top Chef throughout the season.
How Much Is Tom Goetter Net Worth?
Tom Goetter flaunted a net worth of above $1 million in 2023.
This talented chef started his career working at Hyatt Hotels in Main and later went on to sharpen his skill at Steinberger Academy. After graduating with a master’s degree in Food Service System Administration in 2006, he then trained under Thomas Keller and his team in Napa Valley.
Thereafter, he traveled the world specializing in international cuisine with experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants, high-end hotels, and ultra-luxury cruise ships. By 2018, he had collected enough experience and participated in Chef Germany where he finished as a finalist.
After the feat, Tom joined the Scenic Eclipse, a six-star world’s first Discovery Yacht, as the Executive Chef, and he’s been working there ever since (or at least until 2023). There, he served a variety of cuisines, including Modern Asian, Asian Street Food, French and Italian. Also, he managed a whole range of hand-picked specialty chefs and a bunch of high-end machines.
“We have lots of toys in the kitchen which I believe other cruise ship companies are not using yet, We have dehydrators for dehydrating our own foods for breakfast and making our own spice mixes on board. We are using oven circulators for unique smoking methods and have an onboard Urban Cultivator herb garden to ensure we have constant access to fresh herbs and greens,” he flaunted.
But though advanced, Tom faced a lot of challenges because the company tried to purchase more or less everything locally, building relationships with vendors to support the local economy and minimize environmental impact. The menus, therefore, were dependent on what can be sourced in the region, prompting Tom, to change the menu rather than resort to flying in provisions by a container.
Besides cooking the best for clients, Tom also focused on creating educational classes with unusual themes using unique ingredients. For instance, he used chocolate making with cacao beans or finding uses for foods that would otherwise be wasted.
Tom Goetter Age
Tom Goetter was 34 years of age when he appeared on Top Chef season 20 in 2023.
He was one of the youngest contestants that season.
Fun Fact: Tom finds the smoked BBQ ribs the hardest to make. “They are marinated, smoked, steamed, and roasted for 24 hours. While a long and complex process, they are totally worth the wait,” he said.
Tom Goetter Wife: Is The Chef Married?
Tom Goetter was likely unmarried in 2023. The man was traveling the world on a boat at the time.
But someday when Tom finally decides to land, he would love to have a wife with whom he would love to share his favorite dishes as Scandinavian Beer Prawns, Mushroom Ceviche, and Flamed Miso Cod.
Also, he would love to travel to Europe with his spouse and kids because the culinary styles, techniques, and flavors there change almost every 50 miles.
Is Tom Goetter On Instagram?
As of April 2023, find him on Instagram @chefs_white with 4K followers.
Also, here’s his Facebook @tom.goetter.
Tom Goetter Height
Tom Goetter stands tall at a height of above 6 feet (183 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Tom has brown eyes and hair, a long face, and a fit body.
Where Is Tom Goetter From?
Tom hails from Mainz, Germany.
But in 2023, he lived worldwide aboard the Scenic Ocean Vessels.
When Is Tom Goetter Birthday?
Tom celebrates his birthday between May and August.