Here are some recommendations for current and upcoming culinary events in Switzerland:
Château de Prangins
“À table ! What does Switzerland eat ?”
Until October 20, 2019
Château de Prangins is currently hosting a national exhibition focused on answering the question, What Does Switzerland Eat? Updated for Suisse Romande, this is the same exhibition that spent time at the Landesmuseum in Zürich and the Forum Schweizer Geschichte Schwyz.
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
44 Events from May to December
Lausanne à Table consistently delivers an annual program full of surprises. In addition to the Miam Festival in June, you will find culinary events for people of all ages, including hands-on workshops, farm visits, public markets and fine dining opportunities. The official program is available online.
Fête des Vignerons
July 18 to August 11, 2019
Recognized as a living tradition by UNESCO, the Fête des Vignerons happens once a generation — approximately every 20 years. The Confrérie des Vignerons organizes this event, which first took place in Vevey’s market square in 1797. The arena for the 2019 performance at this year’s event holds up to 20,000 people. In addition to this historic musical performance, you can attend other events held during the festival, such as parades, cantonal days and ephemeral restaurants.
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.
Marche & Concours Suisse des Produits du Terroir
September 28-29, 2019
Registration is now open for the Concours Suisse des produits du terroir, which will take place on September 28-29, 2019, in Courtemelon (Jura). You can enter your Swiss food products in this competition and/or sign up for a stand to sell your products at the market during this event. Deadline: June 30, 2019.
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 MySwitzerland.com.
Updated: June 4, 2019