Switzerland, a gourmet paradise: As the kitchen sponsor of this year’s Michelin Star Revelation event, we were able to join 400 other guests for the up-close experience of watching top chefs from across Switzerland receive awards for their culinary skills. With six new 2-star restaurants and 12 new 1-star venues, it was a successful evening in a beautiful setting at the MASI Art Museum, directly on the shores of the lake in Lugano. And in the thick of the celebrations were … our ambassadors. The two “IGNIV by Andreas Caminada” restaurants – one in Bad Ragaz where Silvio Germann is head chef, and the other in St. Moritz where Marcel Skibba is head chef – both moved up into the 2-star category. A completely new star in the Michelin sky is the “Steinhalle” restaurant in Bern: its chef Markus Arnold was awarded his first Michelin star.
Andreas Caminada was the deserving recipient of the “Michelin Mentor Award”. His outstanding work as a promoter and developer of gastronomic concepts and ideas makes him an ideal role model for many chefs. Not only were three of his protégés awarded 2 stars at the “Michelin Star Revelation” event, but his Uccelin foundation also supports the rising stars of the future, helping them promote top Swiss gastronomy either by championing it across the globe or by showcasing their talents in Switzerland.
Last but definitely not least, all our other ambassadors defended the stars they had previously been awarded. For example, Franck Giovannini’s “l’Hôtel de Ville” in Crissier and Andreas Caminada’s “Schloss Schauenstein” in Fürstenau maintained their sensational 3-star Michelin ratings. Tanja Grandits‘ restaurant “Stucki” kept its two stars and Fabian Fuchs and his “EquiTable” maintained his Michelin star.
We would like to congratulate all our ambassadors on these fantastic achievements!