The employees of the 4-star
superior Hotel Steiner

Career at the 4*S Hotel in Obertauern

What is a holiday for one person is another's work

That's the nature of the hotel business. Ideally, everyone gains from this. What you will find here is a place in which both guests and staff members are equally valued. Our guests – because they feel pleasantly looked after. And those who give you this feeling – because they are valued for this and because they can contribute with their personality. And additionally, because an open atmosphere for discussion lets people voice their opinions. 

As a member of staff you contribute to fill our house with the Fullness of Life. And on the other hand you will also scoop from the Fullness: With a long and snow-guaranteed season in Obertauern, an above-average remuneration of your service and accommodation in a house which welcomes you like one of our guests with endless pampering offers.

 

Chef

Johann Friesenbichler was born in Styria and currently lives in Feistritz / Drau. He successfully completed his apprenticeship as a chef in the renowned Grandhotel Panhans am Semmering.

The most important stations in his culinary career up to this point have included: the Hotel Gastohof Post in Lech, the Sonne Lifestyle Resort Bregenzerwald in Mellau, the Tirolerhof in Zell am See, the Casino Velden, various restaurants in Vienna, and the Hotel Nesslerhof in Großarl.

From Vienna all the way over to Vorarlberg, he has done it all – and to top it all off, he has taken over the management of our kitchen at Hotel Steiner.

His culinary philosophy: "My team and I try to work with regional products as exclusively as possible, that way the origin and quality are never in question!"

Restaurant Manager

You don't find female restaurant managers everywhere - but that's not important. What is important is that you can find one here. After one winter season as our Chef de Rang, Karin showed that she had lots of potential and took over the position of department manager. She works on one station and is responsible for all staff in service; the training and development of all apprentices; the roster; our quality standards; and above all, for leaving guests with a wonderful impression. That is certainly a great task…

Karin has had plenty of professional experience in the most renowned establishments in nearly every state of Austria. She has kept the best elements of each place and implements them here with an excellent team behind her.

We appreciate her determination, the way she motivates her staff and how she treats her colleagues - but above all, her sense of humour.

When she's not at work, she loves to go snowboarding, enjoys talking walks outdoors and cooking.

Head of reception and reservation

Stefi has completed an apprenticeship in restaurant management and applied for the receptionist job some years ago. It quickly turned out that her big interest and commitment qualify her for the head of the department. Learning by doing is her big motto and this is passed on by her. Care, accurateness, a portion of improvisation and always an open ear for our guests give her everything that a head of reception needs.

Manager Bergspa

Annabell, was born in Atlanta in august 1982. Her father is American and her mother Austrian. Here at Hotel Steiner she work as head of the beauty department. She is massage therapist, beautician and pedicurist therefore she can do nearly every spa treatment we offer in the mountain spa. Her hobbies are her dog and quilting. She owns a male stud beagle which she takes to various dog shows in Austria and surrounding countries. Quilting is a family tradition and it is so much fun. She really loves to patch different fabrics and the results are always stunnig.

Janitor

"The man for everything" That is our janitor and technician Christian. From shovelling snow to handling luggage – Christian is always friendly and at hand when needed. For many years he has been absolutely essential to our staff team. A lot of his duties happen in the background – but are highly important for the smooth running of our house: e.g. monitoring of the indoor pool technology, control of the heating and air-conditioning units, all big and small repairs in the house, snow-removal with our shovel loader, shuttle-service, etc...

Christian is an authentic Lungauer – he completed his education at the ‚Technical College for Mechanical Engineering' in Hallein and after his national service he worked as a locksmith for the company Zanner. Two years ago we were lucky to win Christian for our business as house technician. One of Christian's passions is being a fireman at the station Mariapfarr. His hobbies include therefore the group of the voluntary fire service, skiing, mountaineering and touring.

Pass on the knowledge – only this way we can produce competent juniors in the sector!

And as we and our staff have comprehensive expert knowledge in all areas, we train our apprentices and pass our knowledge on to them.

And there are still – without any doubt - young motivated people who decide for an apprenticeship in tourism and want to find their calling in this job. We can count 5 of these young people among our team of employees. And we hope that there will be many more!

This is what our apprentices say:

Bianca, apprentice as hotel and gastronomy assistant
Why did you decide for an apprenticeship in our house?

„I definitely wanted to do my apprenticeship in an upscale house where I can learn a lot from my colleagues. From the first impression I immediately liked everyone. It is positive that we as apprentices are valued and respected, the staff accommodations are excellent, our work clothes are washed in the house and there are regular working hours, even during the main season. Even my biggest hobby – horseback riding – is taken into consideration whenever possible!“

Alex, apprentice as restaurant manager
Why did you choose an apprenticeship in tourism?

"Because I will have the possibility to work anywhere in the world and get to know many styles of food and service. With this apprenticeship I will be able to apply as a waitress or barkeeper anywhere and anytime."