Heinz Rufibach from Zermatterhof is Chef of the Year


Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. The best chef has also been nominated – and it’s a top chef from Zermatt.

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“Heinz Rufibach has taken gastronomy to new heights and expresses his creativity to the full in the gourmet temple of Prato Borni. He comes up with astonishing re-interpretations of Valais cuisine, creating incredible taste sensations,” writes Karl Wild in his recently published hotel guide in the Sonntagszeitung newspaper, naming Heinz Rufibach from the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof as Swiss Chef of the Year.

Zermatt’s hotels performed well in the ranking, too. Out of 125 listed hotels, twelve are in Zermatt. Here are the details, including last year's ranking:

The 35 best holiday hotels

13. Riffelalp Resort (– 2)

17. Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (+ 2)

18. The Omnia (same as last year)

23. Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort (same as last year)

27. Mont Cervin Palace (– 1)

32. Resort Hotel Alex (same as last year)

33. Schweizerhof (new)


The 35 best top value hotels

3. Backstage Hotel Vernissage (+ 3)

16. Romantik Hotel Julen (new category)

18. Unique Hotel Post (– 4)

21. Mirabeau (– 5)


The 15 best family hotels

7. La Ginabelle (+ 4)