On Sept. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. within the Spidle Corridor Kitchen, a widely known character within the German-heritage communities, Rolf Meyer, is becoming a member of the Worldwide Cultural Heart’s 12 months of Germany Tradition & Delicacies Class to present a hands-on cooking demonstration of genuine German dishes. Meyer is a German immigrant engineer turned chef and restauranteur. The occasion is free and open to Auburn College college, employees and college students, in addition to most people. House is restricted to the primary 40 members.
“I’m wanting ahead to showcasing my ardour for German delicacies and to awaken Auburn’s style buds to filling dishes with spices and different substances from all over the world,” mentioned Meyer. “For Germans, meals is tradition and neighborhood, so get able to be handled to a style of my dwelling land.”
Along with his cooking instruction, Meyer will likely be speaking about his resolve and indomitable spirit that drove him to comply with his ardour in his new dwelling in Alabama. He’s the youngest of six kids and was born in 1961 within the small rural city of Hoya, Germany. Rising up, he was a volunteer firefighter with a youth group and performed sports activities, together with handball and soccer. He was at all times enthusiastic about cooking and baking, having discovered most of what he is aware of from his mother. From the ages of 14 to 17, Meyer labored at an area butcher retailer studying to make sausages. He hoped to take over the enterprise someday and start his apprenticeship, however his dad and mom pushed him to hitch the manufacturing business as a lathe operator.
Meyer then went to work for Mercedes-Benz in Bremen, Germany, the place he labored for 12.5 years earlier than changing into a freelancer in industrial engineering. As a guide, he labored in Portugal, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia, Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria and the US. Whereas working within the engineering business, Meyer developed many abilities. He performs the guitar, speaks 5 languages and has a black belt in taekwondo.
After coming to work on the Vance Mercedes-Benz plant in 2013 and dealing for a number of years, Meyer determined to retire and comply with his culinary childhood dream. He began with a meals truck after which opened his deli and restaurant in Northport, Rolf’s Café and Bistro. The restaurant opened in December 2020, and makes a speciality of selfmade German breads, desserts and sausages. His hottest menu objects embrace bratwurst, spaetzle, schnitzel, bitter dough bread, pretzels, windbeutel and black forest cake. Meyer takes delight in serving clear merchandise, freed from dyes and preservatives.
The Tradition & Delicacies Class is simply the primary of a number of 12 months of Germany occasions all through the autumn semester. Learn how you can participate here.
For extra info on the Worldwide Cultural Heart within the Workplace of Worldwide Packages, go to the ICC website.