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Ammende family

The thing with families is that you kind of feel one with everyone but at the same time also unique and independent. And then there is that thing of some family members being more home-oriented while some turn into vagabonds, but somehow everyone still ends up together in the living room on a random sunny day. This is exactly how it is with us.

  • Sven-Erik Volberg

    Yes, exactly, the head of a family and not just a director. Sven has been part of the Ammende family for so long that no one imagines Ammende without Sven nor Sven without Ammende. This boy from Pärnu started welcoming guests here as a porter on a lovely June day already many decades ago. Soon he already worked as an administrator and from then onwards as a Master of Administrators and now there he is – running the entire house for a third year in a row. Sven is as mathematically competent as your favourite calculator but he knows how to see the real people behind the numbers. How else could it even be?

    + 372 447 3888
    sven-erik.volberg@ammende.ee

  • Maarika Koch

    When you take a moment to think about it, you will see that Maarika’s job is centered on joy. She feels joy when guests arrive or when they complement the food. In the Ammende family, Maarika is the person whose sole aim is to make guests feel so good that their joy would become contagious. Maarika is an old hand at the world of tourism, with 23 years of experience from the hotels of Tallinn, Haapsalu and Pärnu. This is the experience she is now joyfully sharing and utilising at Ammende.

    + 372 447 3888
    maarika@ammende.ee

  • Margus Särev

    Margus is the chef of our family, a cook with a heart. Born and raised in Pärnu County, but supplemented his experience on the other side of the border. He went to school right here in Pärnu, but his life is a different story. Namely, he has lived and worked both in Norway and in Belgium and in our own small Estonian country, in the restaurant Wagenküll and years ago here in Villa Ammende. When he returned here, he realizes that although his workplaces have certain features in common, the most memorable place for him is the kitchen of Ammende, where his journey as a chef began. Making food from fresh ingredients makes his heart beat faster. But even more important for Margus is the team he cooks with in the kitchen. When experimenting with new flavors and dishes, they reach the most perfect ones, which are then formulated into a menu.

    + 372 447 3888
    margus@ammende.ee

    Margus Särev
  • Kersti Ilves-Kuningas

    Kersti is our Master of Sales and a person you might call a pure-blooded resort resident – born and raised in Haapsalu. Since she was a child she has loved dipping her toes in water and selling things; the latter tendency having been supported by her father, a professional old-school salesman. Don’t tell this to Kersti but if you meet her, your wallet probably becomes a few euros lighter. But you, on the other hand, will become a whole load richer in unforgettable experiences. Ammende experiences, that is. Kersti helps her clients with everything: she orders newspapers for the morning, goes shopping for children’s board games and magically makes a helicopter appear.

    + 372 447 3888
    + 372 56 260 365
    kersti.ilves@ammende.ee

  • Johannes Penu

    Our Johannes is a boy from Pärnu who is passionate about welcoming every guest with open arms. He believes that if everything is fine with the Ammende family then everything will be fine with our guests. Johannes joined the Ammende family in 2016, beginning as an administrator and growing slowly but steadily from there into Master of Reception. Johannes gets his motivation from the happy faces of his guests. To see those happy faces, he is ready to do anything – arrange flowers, find and buy necessary items, and to make sure –  together with the gardeners – that everyone always feels uplifted and happy in Ammende’s garden. Naturally, he also keeps an eye on the house elves, so that they would not get too naughty on their own. If something does not go according to plan for the guests, Johannes walks around, grumbling, until he finds the weakest link and gets it fixed.

    + 372 447 3888
    johannes.penu@ammende.ee

  • Mariann Müllerstein

    If you have ever received an email from the Ammende family or have noticed one of our ads, you can be certain that you are dealing with Mariann. Mariann is an old hand at hotel business and a familiar face to Ammende’s guests since 2000. She started as a waitress at Ammende’s restaurant straight after school and, being inspired by her work, went to study tourism and hospitality while still working with us. Then she went and worked in all the different places from hotels in London to a local spa (you are not really from Pärnu until you have worked in a spa). Mariann knows everything and that is why she can be often found not only in front of her computer but in every possible corner of the house where she is busy with a task that needs fixing at that moment.

    +372 44 73 888
    + 372 51 911 305
    mariann@ammende.ee

  • Stiven Sild

    Stiven is our Master of the House, a boy from Pärnu County with a proper baggage of life experiences. At late teens life took him to see the lights of our capital Tallinn, and the first exciting work experiences followed quickly. He has put his hands on the construction of kayaks, knows how to do metal work and has also seen the installation of plafonds for ambulances driving around Pärnu. However, the attraction of his hometown was strong and he soon started to get acquainted with the peculiarities of Pärnu catering places with the enthusiasm common to him. In 2016, his growing passion for food brought him to Ammende. Stiven can handle all electronic devices with an ease, create a wonderful greeting card, offer a glass of Champagne to you and much more. As a result, our host has acquired the title “Man Like an Orchestra”. And that’s how it is!

    + 372 447 3888
    stiven@ammende.ee

     

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  • Merike Sapas

    Merike is the keeper of money in the Ammende family, but not only that. She also has all the wisdom of our house. When the renovation of Ammende started in the late 90s, Merike came to the open day to explore the house. She thought while walking around between the scaffolding that it is interesting what is being done to this house and who is going to work here. And you see, it so happened that when the building was opened in 1999, Merike also started working here. If you think Merike is a serious numbers person, you are wrong. She is the one in our house whose good sense of humor brings a lot of laughter to others’ days. And she is also our confidant, she knows the worries and joys of the majority. Our pillar of support!

    + 372 447 3888
    merike.sapas@ammende.ee

     

    Merike Sapas