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Michelin-starred chef Christian Jürgens 2013

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The collaboration between celebrity chef Christian Jürgens and the Althoff Hotels has finally come to an end. The previous gourmet restaurant "Überfahrt" in Rottach-Egern on Lake Tegernsee is scheduled to reopen on June 20 under new management with a new concept and a new name. In the future, it will be managed by Berlin-based chef The Duc Ngo and will offer Asian cross-over cuisine under the name "Le Duc Tegernsee," the company announced in a written statement on May 31. Althoff Hotels and Christian Jürgens will go their separate ways in the future and look back on many years of successful cooperation," the document reads.

The kitchen manager had been released from his position as restaurant chef on 5 May. Previously, SPIEGEL had reported on allegations of inappropriate behavior by the top restaurateur, who has been awarded three Michelin stars. Around two dozen former employees had accused Jürgens of abuse of power, harassment and, in some cases, sexual harassment (read the detailed research here ).

Christian Jürgens had rejected the allegations about a lawyer as "untrue". The events described had not occurred "at any time". The Althoff hotels had said that the allegations had to be examined in detail and clearly clarified. A law firm had been commissioned to investigate the allegations, it said.