I was born and raised in Switzerland and I love to cook. I began my culinary career at 16
when I started a classic 3 year apprenticeship in a small, exclusive, five-star restaurant. After
completing my training, I worked in establishments ranging from five-star hotels to fine dining
restaurants to exclusive catering companies in Switzerland. For the last 20 years, I have
honed my skills in Swiss and French kitchens and I also took an opportunity to experience
Italian and Spanish traditional cooking. I have traveled all around the world, including Asia,
India and Australia. All of my traveling has impacted my cooking style and helped to make me
a better and more well rounded chef and teacher.
In December of 2005, my wife, Ann, and I relocated to the USA. We lived on the Seacoast of
New Hampshire where I have become an active member of the “farm to table” movement and
helped to develop the market place for locally produced food.