Martin Göschel has been appointed executive chef at The Alpina Gstaad from May 1st.
The 45-year-old German succeeds Marcus Lindner, who is leaving the hotel at the end of the 2017 winter season for a new challenge in Zurich.
In his new role, Göschel will be responsible for the two acclaimed restaurants, Sommet and MEGU, both of which are recognised with a Michelin star, as well as for the Swiss Stübli, the Alpina Lounge, the hotel’s room service and the banqueting area.
Speaking of his appointment, Göschel said: “I am delighted to be asked to oversee the various restaurants at The Alpina Gstaad for which I have huge respect and look forward to rising to the challenge.
“I am also keen to bring my own signature to the role.”
Göschel describes his cuisine as essentially Francophile, but influenced by the character of the region and its natural surroundings, and at the same time open to the world, inspired by his trips to Asia and South America.
Göschel is no stranger to the Swiss gastronomy scene.
In May 2009, he took over from Eduard Hitzberger and Boris Benecke at the Paradies Hotel, Ftan, and developed a particular style of cuisine which he dubbed Chadafö unica, a concept based on transforming specialities from regional producers and suppliers into haute cuisine creations.
He left the Grisons in 2014 and headed back to Germany to take up the post of managing partner of a restaurant in Nagold, before returning to Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland in 2015.