Each individual ingredient is carefully selected, artfully prepared and lovingly served – achieving perfection in terms of quality, flavour and appearance. But where do top chefs find the energy for their perfectionist, detailed creations? To find out, we spent some quality time with our ambassadors. Working out with their personal trainer, relaxing with their loved ones or going motorbiking – our new series goes behind the scenes in our ambassadors’ lives. They let us into their own personal universe and showed us how they recharge their batteries, enabling them to achieve perfection in their culinary creations. In doing so, they strengthen their personal foundations – their roots – and let their creativity run free. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and everyone wants to visit: Walter Klose’s restaurant and guesthouse, the Gupf, located in picturesque surroundings in the Vorderland district of the Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. Not only is the Gasthaus zum Gupf his workplace, he also lives here with his family and is an uncompromisingly dedicated host.