Awards of the House of Zauner

Over the past few decades, we’ve collected a lots of awards – here’s some of them.

  • 2021

    Golden Decoration of Honour of the State of Upper Austria for Josef Zauner

  • 2020

    Falstaff - Lifetime Achievement Award for Josef Zauner


  • 2019

    Confectionery Zauner immortalized on stamp

  • 2018

    Bronze in PR category at the Caesar Advertising Prize 2018 with Leitner Daniel


  • 2012

    The Golden Coffee Bean by Jacobs and Falstaff

  • 2011

    The Golden Tea leaf of Teekanne and Gault Millau


  • 2004

    Julius Raab Medal of Honour

  • 2003

    1st place in the Federal Apprenticeship Competition


  • 2003

    Honorary Award of the Celebrity Jury at the International Truffle Competition

  • 2003

    Honorary Award of the Federal Association of Confectioners


  • 2002

    Highest number of gold medals at the International Truffle Competition

  • 1999

    The Golden Coffee Bean by Gault Millau


  • 1997

    The Golden Medal of Merit of the Province of Upper Austria to Mrs Gärdi Zauner

  • 1994

    Upper Austrian Economic Medal


  • 1988

    Medal of Honour in Silver of the Federal Inn

  • 1986

    Medal of Honour of the National Inn


  • 1985

    Dinner Amical Chaine des Rotisseurs

  • 1980

    State awards


  • 1978

    Certificate of Honour and Medal of Honour in Gold of the Federal Inn

  • 1959

    The international bakers&confectioners exhibition olympia - London


  • 1958

    Diplomas D’Honeur-Festival International de la Patisserie Bruxelles

Excellent apprentices

As an apprenticeship company, we repeatedly send our apprentices on various competitions, and successfully. Some awards can be found here:

We are very happy with our apprentices, Carmen Schwaighofer from Bad Ischl and Niklas Bauer from Pfarrkirchen, who both completed their last year of their apprenticeship with excellent success and thus qualified for the apprentice competition of the confectioners OÖ.

Niklas took the very good 3rd place.


It should also be mentioned that Niklas completed the double apprenticeship chef/confectioner. Niklas received the equipment at the Grand Café & Restaurant Zauner Esplanade for the final examination as a chef, which was also awarded with distinction.

With these successes, the excellent training performance of the teaching company, for the pastry shop under the direction of bakery manager Michael Windhager and for the restaurant under the direction of chef Erich Ramsauer, but also very much personal performance and commitment of Carmen and Niklas.

Company CEO Josef Zauner was very pleased with these results and honoured the competition participants with a present.