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Switzerland Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs

2011 National Final held in Interlaken

Switzerland’s National Final 2011 of the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition was held on October 22nd in the city of Interlaken at the Bildungszentrum Interlaken bzi – a vocational High School – which offered the perfect location given its excellent facilities.

The event was presided over by René Kamber, Member of the Conseil Magistral, Bailli Délégué, and Conseiller Culinaire Irma Dütsch (voted best Swiss female chef) was President of the Jury.

Eight candidates from renowned Chaîne member hotels, among them three young women, participated in the annual contest. The winner of the Final and therefore recipient of the “Victorinox Trophy” was Pascal Derksen from the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.

Pascal will now represent Switzerland at the 2012 International Final of the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition 2012, being held in Berlin in September.

August Meierhofer
Chargé de Presse


Images of the day

8am: The kitchen supervisor introduces the candidates to the kitchen and their work stations

8.30am: The secret of the “black box” has been revealed ... the ingredients are on the table
Thirty minutes are allowed for the candidates to think of a competitive three-course menu

9am: Fabienne Roth of the Hotel Walserhof, Klosters, works on her menu with great concentration
… closely supervised by the kitchen jury!

Time pressure and competition stress produce hectic working for most candidates

... but not for Nicole Baumann who appears calm whilst cooking throughout the competition

Time is up! ... a final touch is applied after three and a half hectic hours

The menu courses are ready and on the way to the Jury

The Jury comprised three Professionals and three Non-Professionals
With the high standard of the competitors judging was not an easy task

Bailli Délégué René Kamber welcomes the attendees and announces the results
Tension among the candidates is at its peak

And the winner is … Pascal Derksen from Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Conseiller Culinaire Irma Dütsch presents the Victorinox Trophy to the happy winner

The winner's three courses

The medallists are presented to the Press and the visitors

Group picture with the candidates at the end of a stressful and challenging day