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Chefs on the Mountain | A Gastronomic Experience, Above the Clouds

About Us

Chefs on the Mountain is a culinary festival taking place over the course of two weekends in 2020, created and hosted by The Capra, a luxurious five-star boutique hotel in the heart of the pristine and picturesque ski resort of Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The village has a deep-rooted culture in hospitality and also has some hidden gems to offer when it comes to dining. This makes it an ideal place for high-flying cooks to slow down, to recharge with nature and to replenish new energy.

For the fifth consecutive year, Chefs on the Mountain offers leading international chefs the opportunity to participate in the creation of a range of exclusive menus served in The Capra’s Brasserie restaurant during the event.

The guests of Chefs on the Mountain have the opportunity to dine on the exclusive menus and have an unprecedented access to the chefs, whether in the kitchen or the restaurant during the course of the event.

The menus created contain ingredients that come from the mountain region of Saas-Fee and Switzerland, if possible. Fantastic Swiss wines, which are often difficult to obtain in other European countries, are served alongside the created menus and are explained by wine connoisseurs throughout.

The Chefs

Your host

Elena Maureen Dietz – The Capra’s Head Chef

Exploring the world in the realm of the stars. I never let go of this fascination.

After completing my apprenticeship with Heinz Winkler, my constant curiosity led me to Italy, South Korea and Switzerland.

Always looking for the original taste and new, unadulterated creations, combined with the flavors of this world.

Swiss Cuisine in Modern Art

20th & 21st March, 2020

Damien Facile
Manuel Stadelmann

Chef de Cuisine Bistro Rialto Gstaad

14 points Gault et Millau & Chef of the future 2016

Previous workplaces:

Restaurant de l’hôtel de ville de Crissier

Les Trois Rois à Bâle

Chesery à Gstaad

Pont de Brent à Montreux

Lampart à Egerkingen

L’Auberge de l’Ill, FR

Sandro Dubach
Patrick Siekendieck

Sous-Chef at Restaurant Silver at 7132 Hotel, Vals

2 ** Michelin & 18 points Gault et Millau

Previous workplaces:


Landgasthof Pappelkrug, DE

Peak Health

31st January & 1st Febuary, 2020

Damien Facile
Damien Facile

2011 – present

Sous-Chef at Restaurant de l’hôtel de Ville in Crissier

From Commis to Sous-Chef

3 *** Michelin & 19 points Gault et Millau

2010 – 2011

Flocons de Sel, Emmanuel Renaut, Megève, FR

3 *** Michelin & 19 points Gault et Millau

2009 – 2010

Chalet hôtel de la Croix Fry, Marie Ane Veyrat, Manigod, FR

14, 5 points Gault et Millau

2004 – 2009

Hotel School Savoie Léman, Thonon-les-Bains, FR

Sandro Dubach
Sandro Dubach

2019 – present

Founded roh&nobel

Catering, Foodstyling, Cooking School

3 locations, & 5 services


Founded Sandro Dubach

2012 – 2016

            Sous-Chef at Eisblume Worb

            1* Michelin & 17 points Gault et Millau

            2nd place at Swiss Culinary Cup 2014

2009 – 2016

Cook apprenticeship in Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort

Chefs on the Mountain Rates

Aperitif in The Capra Bar & Lounge from 18.00

4-course gourmet menu

CHF 150.00 per person

Reservations are recommended

E: welcome@capra.ch

T: +41 27 958 13 58

If you wish to combine your Chefs on the Mountain experience with a stay at The Capra, please click here.

Previous Events


Our 2019 line-up included:

– Markus Meichenitsch
–  Florian Vorraber
– Tino Staub
– Diego Della Schiava
– Tom Booton

Hosted by Daniel Kornhuber


Our 2018 line-up included:

– Oliver Glowig Related imageRelated image
– Domenico Iavarone Related image
– Roc Greisler
– Florian Bettschen
– Yannick Mumenthaler

Hosted by Eric Glauser Image result for Gault Millau logo 15


Our 2017 line-up included:

– Irma Dütsch Related image
– Frank Buchholz Related image
– Shaun Rankin Related image
– Alyn Williams Related image
– Mario Gamba Related image
– Markus Neff Related image
– Domenico Iavarone Related image
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– Philipp Höppler Related image
– Salvatore Frequente

Hosted by Oliver Glowig Related imageRelated image


Our 2016 line-up included:

– Irma Dütsch Related image
– Heinz Beck Related imageRelated imageRelated image
– Andrea Migliaccio Related imageRelated image
– Frank Buchholz Related image
– Markus Neff Related image
– Fausto Arrighi
– Antonio Colaianni

Hosted by Oliver Glowig Related imageRelated image