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Michelin Guide awards 1 star and 1 Bib Gourmand to Stéphane Décotterd for his gourmet destination in the heart of Glion Institute of Higher Education

  • Glion Institute of Higher Education

The Swiss Michelin Guide has awarded for the second year in a row 1 star to Stéphane Décotterd for his gourmet restaurant "Stéphane Décotterd" along 1 Bib Gourmand for “Le Bistro by Décotterd”.

The Michelin Guide has awarded 1 star to Stéphane Décotterd for his gourmet restaurant at the heart of the Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE). “Le Bistro by Décotterd” has also been awarded for the second year in a row with a Bib Gourmand from the prestigious guide. The "Maison Décotterd" complex comprises four culinary areas: the gourmet restaurant “Stéphane Décotterd”, “Le Bistro by Décotterd”, the Bar and the Lounge, forming a veritable gastronomic destination in a spectacular setting. The brand-new Lounge recently opened its doors in partnership with the prestigious cognac brand Louis XIII and Champagne Télmont. Here, guests can enjoy wines and spirits with spectacular views of the Alps and Lake Geneva.

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I'd like to thank my entire team for their hard work and commitment, and I'm proud to be able to share this magnificent award with them. I'd also like to thank all the producers in the region with whom I've forged close links over the last few years of working together. They are all part of my philosophy of favoring local produce and producing regional, eco-responsible cuisine.

Stéphane Décotterd

First-semester Bachelor students spend four weeks on placement at Maison Décotterd - alternating between the gourmet restaurant and its kitchen, the bistro and the bar.

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We are honored to have the “Maison Décotterd” at the heart of our institution. This is a unique opportunity for Glion students to draw inspiration from the exceptional culinary talents of the Chef and his brigade.

Frédéric Picard, CEO of GIHE.

About Stéphane Décotterd

Stéphane Décotterd was born in Billens in the canton of Fribourg and grew up in Corseaux and La Tour-de-Peilz near Vevey. He considered becoming a chef from the age of ten and started his apprenticeship right after school at "Le Petit" restaurant in St-Légier. After working in a few other restaurants, including Le Pont de Brent, and spending two years in Quebec, Canada, he returned to Switzerland in 2005 and took up professional residence at Le Pont de Brent. In 2008, he won the "Cuisinier d'Or" competition, the award for the best Swiss chef.  In 2009, he was fifth in the world at the Bocuse d'Or, an artistic cooking competition in Lyon (France). In 2011, Stéphane took the reins of the "Pont De Brent" with his wife Stéphanie. In 2012, the couple was awarded two stars in the Michelin Guide and an 18/20 Gault-Millau rating. In 2018, the Chef abandoned seafood, exotic fruit and other imported products to devote himself solely to eco-responsible cuisine that promotes local products and terroirs. In 2020, the Chef was awarded the "Ethical Cuisine Trophy" in London by the Relais & Châteaux Association of which is also vice-delegate for Switzerland and a member of the World Culinary Council. That same year he also received the "Swiss Culinary Merit" award for his excellence and know-how in respecting Swiss culinary heritage produce.  He is also a member of the "Académie Culinaire de France".

About Maison Décotterd :

Maison Décotterd opened its doors in September 2021 in the heart of Glion Institut de Hautes Études, overlooking Montreux and the Vaud Riviera. Headed by Chef Stéphane Décotterd and his wife Stéphanie Décotterd, winners of the 2019 Michelin Swiss Hospitality and Service Award, Maison Décotterd boasts two restaurants, a bar and a lounge: the “Stéphane Décotterd” gourmet restaurant (18 Gault et Millau points – 1 Michelin star), Le Bistro by Décotterd (1 Michelin Bib Gourmand), the Bar and the Lounge by Décotterd. The two exceptional restaurants, offering breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains, reflect Chef Stéphane Décotterd's vision of regional, eco-responsible and original cuisine. Maison Décotterd is a member of the Relais & Châteaux association, synonymous with excellence, while also belonging to a worldwide network of 580 top-rate hotels and restaurants.

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