Culinary Events

A list of current and upcoming culinary events in Switzerland


Beurk ! Yuck ! Igitt ! The food we love to hate
Alimentarium (Vevey)

Temporary Exhibition 2020 – The Food We Love to Hate. © William Gammuto

Until March 2021

In December 2019, the Alimentarium in Vevey began inviting the public to share their most hated foods via thefoodwelovetohate.org. It’s all part of the world’s first-ever food-themed museum’s new temporary exhibition. This new exhibition explores our relationship with disgusting food. For one person, it might be a bowl of dried mealworms, while someone else may refuse a to drink glass of milk. From cultural, religious, social, historical and scientific perspectives, the museum identifies foods we hate — whether for their appearance, texture, taste and more.

Within this exhibition, you can explore its interactive activities, such as the Bar de Degoûstation on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as well as the Challenge sensoriel, exposing you to the pungent odors of foods people strongly dislike. The museum has also planned additional events, such as culinary workshops, a Halloween celebration in October and more.

Alimentarium, Quai Perdonnet 25, Case Postale 13, 1800 Vevey
Switzerland, +41 (0)21 924 41 11


Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00 (October to March) and 10:00 – 18:00 (April to September).


Der Goldene Koch / Cuisinier d’Or 2021
The Finale

May 31, 2021

Switzerland’s national culinary arts competition, Der Goldene Koch (German) or Le Cuisinier d’Or (French), takes place about every two years. This competition allows some of the best and brightest chefs from around the country to showcase their talents. For 2021, the final competition will take place on May 31 at the Kursaal Bern. We will discover the names of the finalists a few weeks before the final competition via the episodes of the semi-final that will be broadcast on Blick TV.


Semaine du Goût
Switzerland’s Week of Taste

September 16-26, 2021

La Semaine du Goût (French) / Die Genusswoche (German) / La Settimana del Gusto (Italian) – The 21th edition of Switzerland’s “Week of Taste” starts in mid-September. Geneva has been selected as the Ville du Goût. With many different kinds of events held in locations throughout the country, the Semaine du Goût highlights regional food products and promotes sustainable practices related to health and the environment. 


St. Moritz Gourmet Festival
2021 Theme: SWISS MADE

January 28 to February 5, 2022

With a focus on Swiss gastronomy for 2022 (as the 2021 event has been postponed), the 28th edition of the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival will feature 10 guest chefs all working in acclaimed restaurants from around the country. For 9 days, these top chefs will partner with the talented chefs leading kitchens at luxury hotels in the Upper Engadine region. Stay tuned for the full program of events, coming later this year.

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

Updated: January 7, 2021