The Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland has announced that Chef Marc Haeberlin will be taking over as Signature Chef for the restaurant at the Palace Hotel, RitzCoffier by Marc Haeberlin. Chef Haeberlin is known for his work at French icon L'Auberge de L'Ill in Alsace, which is celebrating 50 years of three Michelin stars.
Being a Michelin star chef runs in his family – he’s fourth generation. He was first taught to cook by his father and has since trained under France’s most renowned chefs including Paul Bocuse, René Lasserre, Gaston Lenôtre and Jean and Pierre Troisgros.
The luxury resort has also brought Bertrand Charles on as RitzCoffier's Chef de Cuisine. He has years of experience under Michelin starred chefs including Jean Pierre Vigato of Apicius and Jean François Piège of the Hotel de Crillon. Chef Charles has also worked in hotel restaurants in Morocco, Mauritius and the Philippines.
RitzCoffier brings diners back in time with the atmosphere of a 19th century kitchen. The fireplace dates back to 1873 at the Grand Hotel and copper pots similar to those used by the resort’s chefs between 1873 and 1940 line the walls. The restaurant also uses the antique wooden doors of the Grand Hotel's original refrigerator and its 19th century oven.
Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne is a collection of four hotels ranging from three to five stars. There are 383 rooms and suites, 12 restaurants, lounges, and bars, 67 residence suites as well as a state-of-the-art Health & Medical Center, Alpine spa, and a range of leisure activities.