A list of current and upcoming culinary events in Switzerland
May 2021 through March 2022
The Alimentarium’s new temporary exhibition focuses on plant-based diets. From now until March 2022, you can visit the exhibition titled “#vegan” at the world’s first-ever food-themed museum in Vevey, Switzerland. It explores the various facets of veganism, such as cultural, environmental and health-related perspectives on this approach to consumption. People have already been sharing their experiences and may continue to do so via the Alimentarium’s online platform, mavievegane.org.
Alimentarium, Quai Perdonnet 25, Case Postale 13, 1800 Vevey
Switzerland, +41 (0)21 924 41 11
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 (October to March), 10:00 – 18:00 (April to September)
Der Goldene Koch / Cuisinier d’Or 2021
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. You can vote online from now until May 30 for your favorite chef remaining in the competition to win the People’s Choice Award.
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.
Zürich’s largest food festival
September 16-26, 2021
Coinciding with the same dates at the national Semaine du Goût, the city of Zürich will host their own food-focused festival. The 6th edition of FOOD ZURICH will focus on four thematic areas: Switzerland, youth, sustainability and innovation. Deadline for registering an event for this year’s festival: June 11, 2021.
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: May 10, 2021