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Chef Baumann starting cooking in his grandmother's guesthouse at the age of 10 in Heilbronn Germany. At 13 he was accepted for apprenticeship in West Germany and traveled to France, Italy to study. Shortly after Chef Rolf moved to the USA to work for national hotel group. Chef Rolf worked for Houseworth hotels properties at different hotels in six states. Also going to Culinary Institute of American studying chef certification. At the age of 23 he opened Baumann‘s Bistro and 501 Country Club. He also was studying at Thomas Edison College and American Culinary Federation to receive certification at 26 years old. One of the youngest certified executive chefs at that time. At 27 he did stints at Winrock International and Hudson Seafood as executive chef, also at that time started doing ACF culinary competitions across the country in hot foods, pastries, cold foods, and team competitions. In 1998 Chef Rolf accepted position as executive chef of Busch Stadium and shortly after corporate chef of Delaware North Companies Sport Service. Chef Roland Henin CMC and chef Rolf shaped the stadium foods to what it is today. At this period (2004) Chef Rolf did the International Culinary Olympics (IKA) and Bocuse d’ Or. Leading to 2008 team captain for DNC team for the IKA culinary Olympics. Then completing the cookbook “Home Plate”. In 2009 Yankee’s contacted chef Rolf to assist develop self-operating food company called Legends Hospitality with Dallas Cowboys. Chef Rolf designed all small wares, restaurants concepts, menus, uniforms, and budgets as culinary director/executive chef. Chef Rolf also started Creative Culinary Consulting Group that operates all F & B at seven hotels in Florida & LA, catering company in Boston. Hands on guidance to different restaurants in NYC. At this time he finished Master hospitality program with Cornell University. Chef Rolf has been quoted in Bon appétit, Gourmet, Food Science, USA Today, FOX Business News, ACF Culinary Review, Restaurant news, F & B Director, Food Network, Good Morning America, and many other national outlets.