Matthias Schmidberger appointed as Executive Chef
Matthias Schmidberger will take over at the start of the winter season 2015-16. He will run the management of the entire culinary department at Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St Moritz and has the sceptre of four restaurants, a bar and the banquet sector in his hands. In addition, the 33-year-old German national will also be responsible for the gourmet restaurant Cà d'Oro. Matthias Schmidberger will build on the successful work of Axel Rüdlin, who will now take over his parent’s restaurant.
For more than 11 years, Schmidberger has built his way to Michelin-starred restaurants, including stations in the Traube Tonbach, Baiersbronn, the Speisemeisterei, Stuttgart, the Restaurant Forest Sonnora, Dreis and last but not least in the Brenner's Park Restaurant in Baden-Baden. Since December 2010, he has been at Grand Hotel des Bains, and since November 2011, the cuisine has been crowned with a Michelin star and 17 points Gault Millau. The dishes reflect his passion for European cuisine, straightforward presentation and products from first-class origin. In his opinion there is no better profession. "I work with the best ingredients in the world that appeal to all five senses and inspire it," said Schmidberger. "I am looking forward to this great challenge,” added the new executive chef at Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains.
General Manager Reto Stöckenius about the changes within the culinary department, "The gastronomy has a very special significance for me. I am very pleased that Matthias is taking over the whole gastronomic guidance and will continue to contribute with his very own plan for success. At the same time, I want to express my special appreciation to Axel Rüdlin. He has contributed significantly for more than five years with his ideas and his gastronomic reputation in our house. We wish him all the very best for his new phase in life and all the love and good luck. Whenever he misses the Engadin, he is welcome."