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The celebrity chef is making waves in the hospitality industry

"A related Rascal" had he been, says Reto Gurtner about Andreas Caminada. Gurtner, Lord of the Weisse Arena in Laax, has, among other things, the Hotel Signina. There Caminada learned in the mid-90s, the years of cooking. His teacher, Alex Albin was. Him a lot that the young Andreas had some Talent. He tried to combined in a surprising way products with each other and always New. "The will make its way", he thought. That being the apprentice to a world star in the industry would, he would have, of course, is not a dream.

Initially, also a little indication. Caminada looked after apprenticeship with the famous chefs In the country and abroad, before he had during a language stay in Vancouver to be a key experience. Longer, he had wondered how his future should look like, and after the Visit of the great Restaurants of Vancouver, he knew it: He had to try it for yourself. Back in Switzerland he heard that the Foundation, the Schloss schauenstein in Fürstenau heard, was looking for a tenant. He applied and started at the age of 26 to an unprecedented career.

The "Guide Michelin" signed castle stone look after just one year with a star. In 2007, the second and 2010 followed, with 33 years of age, was Caminada is the youngest three-star chef in the world. Its Restaurant is one of regularly to the "World's 50 Best Restaurants", in the annual ranking of the 200 best Restaurants of Europe it occupies usually of rank one or two. And in the dreamy 350-souls-Nest Fürstenau in the picturesque Region of Viamala.

A fascinating little world of experience

look at castle stone is booked out for months. What is conjured up in sumptuous historic rooms of a young service crew on the tables, is stunning. A Poem.

But in the meantime, people do not come alone to the world-famous kitchen because. In the castle town of Andreas Caminada has created, namely a fascinating small world of experience. Next to the castle with nine rooms and suites, the Casa Caminada is for a year. The charming rural hotel with ten cosy larch wood-double rooms came from two old barns, and is an inspiring Ode to simplicity. In the Restaurant with down-to-earth but high-class Grisons cuisine, the prices are kept deliberately lower.

"I wanted to tube a bakery, because bread brings people together."Andreas Caminada

the heart of the house is the bakery, which attracts people from all over the Region. "I wanted to tube a bakery, because bread brings people together," says Caminada. Then there is a Shop with fine products, a roastery and a cheese cellar. Meanwhile, two other houses belong to as well as the small Kingdom, which has one of the oases of retreat, and secluded corners on the character of a village.

However, Caminada has become not just a Hotelier, he mixes the gastronomy in the prestigious hotels . In front of nearly four years, opened the first Restaurant Igniv by Andreas Caminada, the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz hit like a bomb. The philosophy of sharing of refined dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, met the spirit of the times full. As well as the man in the Ragaz view stone branch to be a model student Silvio Germann is. The 29-Year-old received a year of the first Michelin star and was this year honoured as the "Swiss chef of the year".

His second Igniv (Rhaeto-Romanic for Nest) opened Caminada in the St. Moritz hotel monument Badrutt's Palace. Marcel Skibba, also he comes from the look of stone talent, is adorned with a star.

A third Nest in the Zurich Niederdorf

In the coming spring, will also receive the Zurich Igniv. And the location is quite unique: The beautiful market alley Hotel of entrepreneurs Beat Curti, a friend as well as the, is located in the Niederdorf, in the heart of the old town. At the same time, the Sharing will worn concept in the world.

In April opened a Igniv in the five-star hotel, The St. Regis in Bangkok. "A half-dozen Igniv will be there at the end," says Caminada. "Maybe, but maybe not." He can't be put under pressure. In addition, his wife Sarah, with whom he has two boys and is taking care of the finances, is sometimes on the brake. Success is thus rather rare.

How he managed all this without a Sponsor in the back, like so many other top chefs? "Determination, perseverance, creativity, optimism, and the courage to go their own way," says Caminada spontaneously as recipes for success. "As we Schloss schauenstein acquisitions, we had nothing. We toiled for years to fourth like Crazy and surprised us the most is that everything went so well."

For others, even direct competitors, he is simply a genius. "An unusually humble, humorous person without any airs and graces," says the Chur Investor Giacomo Rusconi. "And the most talented entrepreneurs I know." The two often playing Golf together, and Rusconi from biting at the nerves strong friend for years teeth. With the fabulous Handicap 6 stick Caminada is probably the best Golf player among the best chefs in the world.

Created: 21.11.2019, 15:44 PM

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