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Marc HaeberlinHead chef
Marc HaeberlinHead chef

"He took over the restaurant gently, loyal to Alsatian cuisine, and perpetuated one hundred years of expertise, the art of living, the passion for good produce and authentic flavours. The Haeberlin family cooks like it breathes."

"I am part of the fourth generation of chefs. This passion comes from my father. Now I like to re-develop dishes which he has created and find the balance between tradition and modernity. The pleasure of sharing cuisine is an incomparable alchemy for me which is different every time!”

Marie HaeberlinThe heart of the restaurant and queen of flowers
Marie HaeberlinThe heart of the restaurant and queen of flowers
A discreet “queen mother”, she is the foundation of the Auberge de l’Ill. For over 50 years, she managed the restaurant alongside her husband Paul and her son-in-law Jean-Pierre. Now you can see her in the garden feeding the “Hansala” stork or the ducks. She is Marc and Danielle’s mother but she is everyone’s mum!
Danielle Baumann-HaeberlinRestaurant Manager
Danielle Baumann-HaeberlinRestaurant Manager

Marie and Paul’s daughter. She is the heart of the restaurant. Underpinning family values, she manages the restaurant at Auberge de l'Ill.

"Two principles are particularly close to my heart, the first is passing on our history. With my brother, we have continued on with our father and uncle’s work. We had to respect the underlying history of the company whilst continually questioning it. We don’t speak about breaking things up but continuing them. Now it’s up to us to pass on these values to the 6th generation. It’s a constant repositioning which is done carefully. The second principle is the importance of helping others. To do this you need humility and love. By giving you receive plenty back!”

Isabelle HaeberlinPresident of EPICES
Isabelle HaeberlinPresident of EPICES

Marc’s wife. In 2009 she founded the EPICES association with the backing and commitment of people from various backgrounds. She aims to forge inter-generational links and to look at youth integration from a new point of view. Through her cookery school in Mulhouse, she shares skills regarding food created and tasted together.

"I retrained at the age of 35, I wanted to support children with writing. I passed the exam, worked in a medical institute and then different establishments, notably in a “gateway” class which gently prepared children for starting school by involving their parents. This is what encouraged me to created EPICES by involving mums in our projects.”

Marco BaumannManager at the Hôtel des Berges
Marco BaumannManager at the Hôtel des Berges

Danielle’s husband. He started his career as a chef. At the end of the 70s, he was a chef in Los Angeles and only wanted to return to France on one condition: that he could work next to Paul Haebelin. This is how he met his future wife, Danielle, Paul’s daughter. In 1992 he created Hôtel des Berges in the park of Auberge de l’Ill and added five stars to the skies of Illhaeusern.

"The Hôtel des Berges is inspired by the architecture of the Ried tobacco driers. Inside is the soul of a large bourgeois hotel where everyone can feel at home. At the entrance there is no obvious reception desk. I wanted to rediscover authenticity mixed with the real pleasure of family tradition."

Lætitia HaeberlinReception Manager, Marc’s daughter
Lætitia HaeberlinReception Manager, Marc’s daughter

A graduate of the Alexandre Dumas hotel school in Illkirch, Laetitia gained her experience from San Francisco to Nice passing through Gstaad, St. Barthélémy and even Polynesia. In 2007, she joined the family team.

"Although I was involved in the business at an early age, I never felt pressured. I learned through varied experiences in France and overseas. Now this allows everyone to provide their expertise and to work so well together."

Maxime MullerManager at the Brasserie des Haras
Maxime MullerManager at the Brasserie des Haras

Isabelle’s son. He is a graduate of the Alexandre Dumas hotel school in Illkirch and École Paul Bocuse in Écully. After earning his stripes in Asia, he became operations manager at the Institut Paul Bocuse. He then joined the famous Traube Tonbach with the Finkbeiner family. Now he heads up operations at the Brasserie des Haras in Strasbourg and passes on the Haeberlin spirit with verve.

"It was Professor Jacques Marescaux from IRCAD who was at the forefront of this project. We all fell in love with this place which is a former national stud farm. For us, opening a brasserie in Alsace was a real challenge...a daring but successful wager!"

Simon LewandowskiReceptionist at the Hôtel des Berges
Simon LewandowskiReceptionist at the Hôtel des Berges

Salomé’s husband. Passionate about travel and music, he set down his bags at Hôtel des Berges where he welcomes guests alongside Marco and Katrin.

"Life is full of wonderful surprises. I ended up in hospitality by chance. It was a job which allowed me to travel and discover different cultures. Destiny has a sense of humour because now I am living my dream but through guests who help us grow in cultural and human terms."

Salomé BaumannCommunications Manager
Salomé BaumannCommunications Manager

Danielle and Marco’s daughter. After an education in law and then communications, she started working at major advertising firms. From New York to Paris, she is passionate about corporate communications. In 2012 Salomé decided to return to Auberge de l'Ill.

"The Auberge has never been far from my heart. It’s a deep link. Some employees have known me since I was a child. Returning to take on daily and future challenges is natural and a great pleasure."

Katrin BaumannReceptionist at the Hôtel des Berges
Katrin BaumannReceptionist at the Hôtel des Berges

Edouard’s wife. Trained in the luxury hotel industry, Katrin worked across the world before joining the Haeberlin-Baumanns on the banks of the Ill. She contributes her touch of German excellence.

"I think that working as a family means that the company works very well. This harmony between individuals is very important. It brings colour to our projects.”

Edouard BaumannMarketing Manager
Edouard BaumannMarketing Manager

Danielle and Marco’s son. A Graduate of the Ecole de Management de Lyon, he then had various diverse and enriching experiences. From a Parisian start-up to a French multinational in Shanghai, his path has been marked by very educational experiences allowing him to discover very different universes. He then honed his talents as a marketing manager in automotive retail for Citroen, Volkswagen and Audi.

"I find myself on the banks of the Ill with a head full of ideas and a heart full of passion for a family company and the village."

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