An iconic destination offering impeccable hospitality for more than 125 years, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel announced the promotion of Jeremy Degras from executive sous chef to executive chef. Degras will oversee culinary direction for the hotel’s multiple restaurants and bars, as well as catering services for corporate and leisure events.

Prior to Badrutt’s Palace, Degras spent more than a decade honing his craft at France’s most revered Michelin-starred restaurants, including Restaurant La Rotonde under chef Philippe Gauvreau, and Restaurant Le Quartier Gourmand under chef Sylvain Gohier. Degras continued to be immersed in best-in-class culinary experiences through his work as a private chef for ultra-high-net-worth individuals in the UAE and through his work in hotels such as The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah.

Degras will lead operations and menu development for Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s ten restaurants and three bars, including: the legendary Le Grand Hall, known as the “living room of St. Moritz;” La Coupole, the Japanese-Peruvian restaurant from world-famous chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa; Paradiso Mountain Club and Restaurant; and Switzerland’s very first nightclub, King Social House. 


Known for its legendary service, Badrutt’s Palace employs more than 600+ seasonal team members each year to ensure the guest experience exceeds expectations and offers intentionally curated moments. Badrutt’s Palace is dedicated to taking great care of employees’ well-being and recently announced a $3M investment for staff restaurant, Bella Vista, now featuring a complete redesign exclusively for employees to enjoy.

With a stylish and innovative design by internationally renowned Hong Kong architect, Henan Zanghellini, Bella Vista, open for the 2023 winter and summer seasons, features modern furnishings, warm tones, indoor communal seating and a sprawling outdoor terrace set against the backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. Fresh and varied menus by Chef Paolo Vottre encompass specialties and cuisines from around the globe, and can be ordered by staff via an electronic kiosk system or via the property app.

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