Celebrity chef known for the TV programs Grill the Henssler, Beat the Henssler, and The Kitchen Battle, as well as several Youtube cooking shows. He owns three restaurants, has published a cookbook, and as of 2018, he holds the world record for largest audience at a cooking show.
He grew up in Hamburg with his father, a restauranteur. He trained as a chef in Michelin star restaurant Andresens Inn in Bargum.
He first tried sushi while on vacation in San Diego in 1993, and instantly fell in love. After winning the lottery in 1999, he enrolled in the Sushi Academy in LA, and became the first German to graduate as a professional sushi chef.
He opened his first restaurant in 2001 with his father, Werner Henssler.
In may 2016 he posted a selfie with Leonard Freier to his Instagram.