Thomas’ career began in Upper Austria, where he was trained as a confectioner at the Linz confectionery Jindrak. He then spent a few years in various restaurants, hotels and cruise ships around the world. His patisserie and style were influenced by all these different kitchens, but traditional pastries remain a matter close to his heart.
Thomas was voted Patissier of the Year by Gault Millau Austria in 2016. In 2016/2017, the renowned trade magazine ‘Rolling Pin’ honoured him twice with the Pâtissier of the Year. The TIAN Restaurant Vienna has held a Michelin star since 2014.