It give me great pleasure to introduce the newest member of the Breidenbacher Hof family! Jacques Backhaus joins the team at Brasserie 1806 as the restaurant manager. I am always excited to get to know our new colleagues, and fortunately the Capella Blog provides the perfect cover to ask all my questions!
You are the Restaurant Manager at our “Brasserie 1806”, what are your daily tasks?
Of course, one main task is the organization of the entire restaurant. Furthermore, I am the host of the restaurant, which includes serving my guests at all times. This means everything from recommending the best wines to addressing any questions a guest may have. Training our staff is also a very important task.
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most is the contact to the guests! Anticipating the wishes and needs and just being there for my guests at all times – that’s what I love about my job!
Where do you come from originally and how did you come to Germany and Düsseldorf particularly?
I was born and raised in France, right between Versailles and Paris. Eighteen years ago, after numerous jobs in Paris, I had the wish to do something new and totally different and to learn German. I came to Germany and originally planned on staying for only one year. But due to very good job opportunities, I ended up staying. What brought me to Düsseldorf in particular, was my self-employment in the wine trade. Here, I finally re-discovered my passion for the gastronomy – that’s why I am here now!
Do you miss France sometimes?
Not really, because I “live” France, right where I am.
What do you like about the Breidenbacher Hof, a Capella Hotel and why did you choose to work at Capella Hotels and Resorts?
I especially like the philosophy, the heart felt kindness, the great hospitality and that we really do everything it takes to make our guests happy. Here, the saying “the customer is king” is lived every day!