Freshness, quality and satisfied customers
Since the 16th century we are in possession of the fishing right at the lake Starnberg. For generations we have felt the cool morning mist over the water, breathed the scent of the smoked fish over Bavarian beech logs and know about the privilege of being allowed to practise this millennia-old activity. However, family tradition can only be successful if each individual is allowed to contribute his or her own individual abilities, as Peter Dechant, who discovered his commercial passion as a trained master fisherman, did. Already in 1986 Peter Dechant, after successful completion of his master examination, expanded the shop with the help of his parents Paul and Hannelore and extended our offer by an ever more extensive sea fish assortment. Peter and Daniela Dechant have been running the business since 2009. Thanks to their wealth of experience, we wanted to take on a special responsibility for nature and the environment right from the start.
We have tried to find the right answers: most of our marine fish come from Iceland – the country with the most sustainable and strict fishing laws. Fishing there is mainly done by small, family-run fishing boats. Our Renken come from the Starnberger See or the Bavarian neighbour lakes.
All suppliers are hand-picked and personally checked for sustainability and quality. For animal welfare reasons, we have not been selling live lobster for several years. With our restaurant we joined the Slowfood movement. So everything true to our credo: Rather purchase fine, exclusive specialities from hand-picked suppliers than order standard goods from wholesalers. For us, responsibility and tradition also mean letting employees participate in our family. Some have been for over 20 years.
And why should fishing only be done by men? In 2017 Daniela Dechant passed the fishing examination and is now entitled to exercise her fishing rights on Lake Starnberg as a woman.
Tradition means passing on the embers and not the ashes.