Warm, authentic and passionate. Anyone who has experienced Anthony Sarpong in his Meerbusch restaurant, appropriately called “Anthony’s Kitchen”, will have been captivated by the personality of this Michelin-starred chef. Born in the city of Kumasi in Ghana, Anthony moved to Germany with his family at the age of eight. Growing up in Wiesbaden, he acquired German citizenship in 1995. His greatest dream after leaving school was to play for his local football club and help them become Bundesliga champions. But an injury puts an end to his sporting ambitions.
Fortunately, Anthony Sarpong’s optimistic outlook on life soon helped him move on to his second great passion – cooking. Already familiar with the basic techniques of African cuisine, Anthony began his training at the prestigious Crowne Plaza in Wiesbaden. On completing his apprenticeship, he worked as a private chef at various locations around the globe. The experiences he gathered on his travels now contribute to the diversity of his truly international culinary skills. In 2014, after spells in some of the world’s most renowned restaurants, Anthony decided to settle down with his wife and three children in Meerbusch.
Thanks to a “successful combination of cookery school and top-flight gastronomy”, his “Anthony’s Kitchen” restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2018. The dishes on the restaurant's menu are changed every four to six weeks, in line with the motto “always different, but always unforgettable”. High-quality, regional produce plays a key role at the restaurant. This commitment was rewarded in 2021 when Anthony Sarpong and his crew received the Michelin Green Star to highlight their status as sustainability champions. Anthony stresses that this success “is only possible through the efforts of the entire cooking team”, a colourful and international group that is able to display its talent and creativity every single day in “Anthony’s Kitchen”.