Organisation and Contact


The St. Moritz Gourmet Festival has gained cult character throughout the world. Over the last 29 years, more than 80 000 gourmet enthusiasts have travelled to the fantastic winter wonderland of the Upper Engadine for the event, to be spoiled over the years by around 200 outstanding international guest Master Chefs from more than 30 different countries. However, the focus is not on competition, but on collegial cooperation between the star-crowned chefs from all over the world. The aim, challenge and stimulus for all involved in the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival is mutual inspiration and the creation of great things together.

Since its first edition in 1994, the festival has been organised by the partner hotels and event locations, who have all joined forces in the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival Association. They are the hosts and provide the stage for the top international celebrity chefs as well as the venues for all the Gourmet Dîners, official and special events.

Organising committee

Association St. Moritz Gourmet Festival

Martin Scherer, President, Director Hotel Saratz****-W-, Pontresina
Heinz E. Hunkeler, Vice President, General Manager Kulm Hotel St. Moritz*****-W-, St. Moritz


Members (Partner hotels)

Richard Leuenberger, Managing Director Badrutt’s Palace Hotel*****-W-, St. Moritz
Micheal Lehnort, Director Carlton Hotel*****-W-, St. Moritz
Konstantin Zeuke, General Manager Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski*****-W-, St. Moritz
Claudio Laager, Director Grand Hotel Kronenhof*****-W-, Pontresina
Philippe Frutiger, General Manager Hotel Giardino Mountain*****-W-, Champfèr/St. Moritz
Claudio Dietrich, Director Hotel Waldhaus*****, Sils-Maria
Heinz E. Hunkeler, General Manager Kulm Hotel St. Moritz*****-W-, St. Moritz
Claudia Pronk, General Manager Nira Alpina****-W-, Silvaplana-Surlej
Peter Egli, Director Suvretta House*****-W-, St. Moritz



WOEHRLE PIROLA AG,  Events & Public Relations
Tel. +41 44 245 86 88 (Zurich)

Press Office

WOEHRLE PIROLA AG, Events & Public Relations
Tel. +41 44 245 86 88 (Zurich)

Secretary’s office

Mittner Engineering AG, Katrin Mittner
Tel. +41 81 858 50 19 (St. Moritz)