One of the country’s grandest luxury hotels, The Alpina Gstaad – located in Saanenland in the heart of the Bernese Alps – has announced the appointment of Martin Göschel as executive chef of the property’s Michelin-starred restaurants.
In addition to taking over the helm of the Michelin-starred Sommet and MEGU restaurants, Göschel will also oversee the hotel’s popular traditional Swiss stübli and the Alpina Lounge, as well as banqueting facilities and room service. Along with his extensive experience gained while working with leading chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels across Germany and Switzerland, Göschel most recently served as Head Chef at Restaurant Alte Post in the Black Forest, as well as serving as Executive Chef at Hotel Paradies in Ftan.
“I am delighted to have a new challenge overseeing the restaurants at The Alpina Gstaad,” says Göschel. “I have tremendous respect for the quality of the cuisine here and look forward to rising to the challenge. I am also eager to bring my own signature to the role.”
Under Göschel’s headship, guests can expect to be treated to a wide variety of internationally inspired cuisine, from classic French cooking to dishes inspired by his travels to South America and Asia. As Göschel himself admits, his cuisine is strongly influenced by both the character and natural surroundings of the region in which he’s working.
“We are pleased to have Martin join the team at The Alpina Gstaad,” says managing director Eric Favre. “Our restaurants continue to win awards and serve satisfied guests and local residents. And not resting on our achievements, we believe a new perspective is always welcome.”
In addition to enjoying superlative dining, guests at The Alpina Gstaad – recently voted one of the ‘World’s Top 100 Hotels’ by Travel+Leisure magazine – are also spoiled by world-class luxury amenities and accommodations. Perched on a five-acre hilltop site overlooking the village, the hotel offers a selection of spacious private chalets and apartments with balconies and breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. On-site amenities include a private cinema, a dedicated wine tasting room, a cigar lounge and a ballroom.