The Swiss Chefs Association was founded in 1920, and it is the official professional association for Switzerland’s chefs. For over 100 years, the association has had a key function in the vocational training of chefs. It plays a decisive role in shaping, training, further education, and professional development.
Today, the Swiss Chefs Association counts an impressive 11,000 professional chefs, including vocational educators, professional experts, and world-class chefs such as Sir Anton Mosimann, founder of nouvelle cuisine and chef to the Queen of England, and Andreas Caminada, highly regarded three-star Michelin chef.
Together, Global Swiss Learning and the Swiss Chefs Association developed the Swiss Chef Professional Education that will be a game-changer for many young talents who wish to develop themselves in this career.
The Swiss Chefs Association is proud of the chef profession. The comprehensive vocational programs for chefs guide students to build the skills and mindset they need for professional success. The goal is to bring forth confident, passionate, and highly-skilled professionals worldwide.learn more
Marco Mehr spent the last ten years working in the best and most prestigious hotels in Asia. He cooked for celebrities such as Xi Jinping and Barack Obama and most recently he was responsible for 150 chefs at the prestigious Park Hyatt Shanghai.
Prior to his time in Asia, Marco was a member of the Junior Swiss Chefs Team and won the Culinary World Championship title in Luxembourg in 2006. Further, he represented Switzerland at the WorldSkills 2007 in Japan, and won the Vice World Championship title.
"A successful chef is creative and knows how to solve problems – Skills that I have learned in my Swiss vocational education and mastered during my career."
Having worked in renowned hotels and restaurants, Patrick coached the Swiss Chefs Jr Team and brought home with them the Olympic victory and 3 gold medals at the "Culinary Olympics" in Erfurt in 2004.
Patrick was awarded the "Medal of Honor" by the Swiss Chefs Association in 2005 and in 2007, he was also elected VP of the Swiss Chefs Association. In 2009, he was elected honorary member of the "American Academy of Chefs". At the WACS in 2010, Patrick was elected the youngest honorary member of WACS, where he was an Educational Committee Member from 2008-2014.
For great services to the industry, Hotel & Gastro Union and Swiss Chefs Association, Patrick received in November 2021 the "Medal of Merit".
" With our Swiss vocational education, you master the basic requirements and will be able to constantly adapt to new everyday situations in the kitchen."