Swiss Education Group, the leading Swiss provider of hotel management and culinary education, has announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with the world-renowned Swiss Chef, Anton Mosimann OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire). As part of this partnership, the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland in Le Bouveret, in the Swiss Canton of Valais, will open a three-storey wing of its campus in June 2016, dedicated to preserving and displaying The Mosimann Collection on a permanent basis. “I feel deeply connected to this region, so I am particularly pleased to be able to place this important piece of Swiss heritage in a dedicated area belonging to one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the world. Swiss Education Group and I share the same values and requirements for excellence, so it is to my partner of choice that I am entrusting a large part of my collection, which I have built up over the course of my career,” explained Anton Mosimann.
A unique private collection
The Mosimann Collection includes thousands of items related to the culinary passion and professional career of Anton Mosimann. This unique private collection will be made available to students and professionals in his country of origin next year.
Born in Solothurn, Switzerland, Chef Anton Mosimann, who often sports a bow tie, is able to look back on a brilliant career. His guests include members of royal families, politicians, heads of state and numerous personalities from the world of show business, hailing from all four corners of the globe. He has led the culinary teams serving five British Prime Ministers, from Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, as well as four generations of the British Royal Family. In 2011, he was entrusted with providing the food for the evening reception following the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton. He also manages the prestigious Mosimann’s dining club in London.
“It is a great honour to be able to count on the collaboration of one of the best chefs in the world. We are constantly striving to achieve excellence in teaching, and through this partnership we are demonstrating our commitment to encouraging creativity amongst the young students at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland, while also providing them with inspiration for their future careers,” commented Florent Rondez, CEO of Swiss Education Group.
This partnership with Anton Mosimann is also involved in the future investments of the group, which will extend the campuses of the César Ritz Colleges Switzerland in Le Bouveret, Luzern and Brig, beginning in 2016 with an investment of over 40 million Swiss Francs in the next three years.
Culinary creativity at the top of its game
This exclusive partnership was officially unveiled in the presence of world number 4 tennis player, Stanislas Wawrinka, who acts as an Ambassador for Swiss Education Group, and who chose this occasion to reveal his favourite dish: “Wawrinka-style” Rösti, a popular Anton Mosimann dish, which was reproduced by the students of the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland as part of a competition. Equally passionate about cuisine, Stanislas Wawrinka enthused: “I am truly honoured that such a personality in the culinary world has created my favourite dish, and I am extremely impressed by the magnificent way in which the recipe has been reinterpreted by the students at the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland.”
About the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland
Established in 2006 as part of César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and member of Swiss Education Group since 2012, the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is an internationally renowned institute for culinary education based on the quality and excellence of Swiss hospitality traditions. Its programmes focus on the skills required in both operations and management, and seek to foster teamwork and creativity. The programmes furnish students with a blend of skills and knowledge in gastronomy and the culinary arts and prepare them thoroughly to lead restaurant or kitchen teams, while also offering a specialisation in pastry and chocolate arts. Partnerships with world-leading academic institutions as well as with the hotel industry, such as The Ritz Paris and The Ritz Escoffier School, ensure that students’ qualifications are internationally transferable.
The Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland is located within the campuses of the world-renowned César Ritz Colleges Switzerland in Lucerne and Le Bouveret, in both German- and French-speaking Switzerland, offering students a unique exchange with hospitality management students.
About Swiss Education Group
With around 7,000 students per year on seven campuses, Swiss Education Group is Switzerland’s leading hospitality educator. With the establishment of its first school in 1992, the group stays true to tradition and training excellence, focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management in order to meet the requirements of the principle operators in the business. All courses are offered in English. A wide variety of programmes are offered with qualifications ranging from Diploma to Master level. Partnerships with the University of Derby (UK), Northwood University (USA) and Washington State University (USA) ensure that students’ qualifications are internationally transferable. As a worldwide ambassador of best practices in Switzerland, Swiss Education Group enjoys the benefit of being highly esteemed by tourism and hospitality industry professionals. Locally, the group is an appreciated economic player bringing many international students and visitors into the regions where the schools operate. The group employs more than 700 staff. Swiss Education Group is a member of ASEH, the Swiss Hotel Schools Association, meeting the required quality criteria.