Karl Heinz Riedl, (“Chef Karl”), is the co-owner of Advantus, Bon Appétit Restaurant, in Dunedin, FL, Cafe Alfresco Dunedin, Caladesi State Park Concessions and Honeymoon Island State Park Concessions. He is also the corporate Chef for Advantus.
Born in Germany, he began his career at the Hotel Restaurant Melber, followed by the Four Seasons in Munich and the Hotel Kempinski in Berlin. Chef Karl has held positions at the Bermuda Carlton Beach Hotel, and Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. He served as executive chef of the Le Pavillon Hotel and the International Hotel in New Orleans as well as Executive Chef at Innsbrook Resort and Country Club. A member of the Florida Restaurant Association, Chef Karl is also the recipient of the New Orleans Culinary Gold Medal in their Salon de Culinaire. Along with his many accomplishments, Chef Karl is also president and executive chef of “Creative Cuisine,” a food service consulting company.