Meet Chef Charlie

Charlie Holschuh, or Chef Charlie as he is better known, started his career in Germany at the tender age of 15. By the time he was 18, he was trained in French and traditional Bavarian cuisine, and – much like his favorite carving knife – he has been honing his craft ever since. His training has landed him in many locations, including Munich during the 1972 Olympics, cruise ships, and Portugal, Italy, and Spain. He had opened a successful South European and Bavarian restaurant in Germany when he came to the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. He fell in love with Alberta and Canada, and moved here a year later.


Charlie bought the Bavarian Inn in Bragg Creek and happily ran the restaurant for a number of years before selling the business in 2011.


While in Germany, Charlie also studied to be a nutritionist, and he has been asked to create organic, gluten-free recipes for a new fitness program called Method for Life. He has created 200 speciality recipes to-date, using fresh, local, and organic produce.



Cooking Classes

After a brief consultation menu options are created that Chef feels would appeal most to your wants and needs. After selecting the type of food that will be made you get to decide how you'd like to learn. The different choices offered include a 1 on 1 session, couples classes, and group classes. It's time to begin your journey of discovering your "inner chef".

Interactive Dinners

With this option Chef Charlie takes the best of a private dining experience and combines it with the knowledge you'd obtain from a cooking class. With each interactive dinner he supplies you with the tools, equipment and food needed for the evening. Enjoy an evening that gives you the choice to be as hands on as you'd like or to just sit back and relax. 

Catering

I'm not just a caterer but a person who's passion and love for cooking keeps me pushing the limits and trying new things. Together we create a menu that caters to the theme of your event, and has your guests coming back for more. This option is great for corporate events, birthdays, weddings and any other special occasion you're looking to celebrate.

Private Dining

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night, client dinners, or a special occasion Chef Charlie will create a unique and personal experience. Professional service starting from the table, food preparation, cooking, serving and even cleaning. Imagine the restaurant experience but in the comfort of you home.