Culinary events

Here are some recommendations for current and upcoming culinary events in Switzerland:

Château de Chillon
L’Eau à la bouche – Boire et manger au Moyen Âge

Until April 28, 2019

Chillon Castle, located in Veytaux, Switzerland, is currently hosting an exhibition focused on food during the middle ages: L’Eau à la bouche – Boire et manger au Moyen Âge (Mouthwatering – Eating and Drinking in the Middle Ages). You can learn about how people ate, their table manners and recipes from this time period. On the first Sunday of the month, the museum hosts a “Tasty Mouthwatering Tour” (reservations required).

Nuit du Boutfas 2019
Salle Des Fêtes de L’Abbaye De Montheron

I recently had the unique pleasure of serving as a member of the jury to help select the finalists for the upcoming Nuit du Boutefas in Lausanne. For those that are unfamiliar with this very regional Swiss food, Boutefas is a raw-cured pork sausage from the canton of Vaud. It has an unusual shape due to its casing: a pouch known as the cecum (you can read more about it here). 

Boutefas – a pork sausage from the Swiss canton of Vaud
Here are the finalists for this year’s competition:

– Boucherie à la Ferme Martin Georges et fils, à Puidoux
– Boucherie Ogiz SA, à Yverdon-les-Bains
– Boucherie Wyler, à Lucens
– Boucherie-Charcuterie de la Venoge sàrl, à Cossonay
– Boucherie-Charcuterie Stuby SA, à Vevey
If you would like to try Boutefas and help pick the winning butcher, you
can attend the Nuit du Boutefas next month. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 18h00
Location: Salle Des Fêtes de L’Abbaye De Montheron – Montheron
Cost: CHF 43 (Slow Food members), CHF 53 (adults), CHF 25 (children 12 years and under)

For more information

Alimentarium: Vevey
The Faces Behind Food

Until December 2019

Visit the Alimentarium, the world’s first food-themed museum, and discover current theme, focused on the people who make food. The museum offers exhibitions, workshops, events, presentations and digital content connected to this theme.

Lausanne à Table
New scheduled announced May 2

May-December 2019

Lausanne à Table consistently delivers an annual program full of surprises. In addition to the Miam Festival, you will find culinary events for people of all ages, including hands-on workshops, public markets and fine dining opportunities. The official program will be announced on May 2, 2019.

More than 100 culinary events

May 16-26, 2019

The fourth edition of FOOD ZURICH will feature more than 100 culinary events with a wide range of topics, including tastings, workshops and tours. As always, this ambitious line of event will have something for everyone in Switzerland’s largest city.

Chef Alps
International Cooking Summit

May 19-20, 2019

Chefs Alps will host its 8th edition this May with eight guest chefs from Europe. This two-day cooking summit gives participants the chance to see these incredibly talented chefs cooking live on stage. It reminds me of a Ted Talks series for the culinary world. Tickets available online from March.

La Semaine du Goût 2019
Switzerland’s Annual Week of Taste

September 12-22, 2019

Switzerland’s “Week of Taste” highlights regional food products and promotes sustainable practices related to health and the environment, particularly for younger generations. You can attend different events from September 12-22, such as special meals, markets and workshops. Along with many opportunities to taste and learn about delicious Swiss foods, this event has an educational component as well, such as increasing awareness of traditional foods and nutritional eating habits. For 2019, the city of Montreux has been selected as the Ville du Goût.

If you would like to share information about an upcoming food-focused event in Switzerland, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And, for additional information about culinary events, I recommend visiting

Updated: April 20, 2019