The five star-chefs of The5

Five stars of high-end gastronomy create the highlights of your culinary journey. With a total of 67 GaultMillau points and 8 Michelin stars, they stand for culinary expertise that is unique in this combination - and that can be experienced exclusively at The5.

Silvia Manser

Having practically grown up in the kitchen of her parents' restaurant, Silvia Manser has continued to live her family tradition and brought it to perfection. Her years of apprenticeship and travel took her from Appenzell via St. Moritz to Canada. Her home - Restaurant Truube in Gais - is one of today's best addresses in Eastern Switzerland and is run by her and her husband Thomas with a lot of passion. The various influences are omnipresent in Silvia Manser's cuisine and are reflected in the successful combination of classic, honest dishes and exciting modern touches.


  • 1 Michelin star
  • 16 GaultMillau points

Stefan Wiesner

With his alchemistic natural cuisine, Stefan Wiesner, who is also known as the "Hexer from Entlebuch", has made a name for himself far beyond Switzerland. As a tireless collector of flavors, he repeatedly reveals his extraordinary flair for culinary experimentation and is thus predestined to stage a stopover on The5's journey. Be curious to discover Wiesner's latest coup and look forward to his unique ability to bring the nature of his homeland to life in a culinary way that is as amazing as it is fascinating.


  • 1 Michelin star
  • 1 green Michelin star for sustainable cuisine
  • 17 GaultMillau points

Patrick Mahler

As the newly appointed chef at the Park Hotel Vitznau, Patrick Mahler caused a sensation a few years ago. In the meantime, the "Rising Star of the Year 2019" is among the established top chefs in the country and inspires with his cuisine, which has its origins in the French tradition, but receives its personal imprint through seasonal and local ingredients. Patrick Mahler puts emphasis on genuine, recognizable flavors and knows how to bring out distinctive characteristics and subtle contrasts with a sure hand. A great pleasure to have him in the group of The5!


  • 2 Michelin stars
  • 18 GaultMillau points

Cristina Bowerman

Whoops, here comes Cristina Bowerman! With her unconventional background - lawyer, graphic designer, chef - the multi-talented Puglia-born star-chef foreshadows that she places little value on conventions and traditions. Today, she splits her time between Austin, Texas, and Rome, where she runs the kitchen at Glass Hostaria. No wonder, Cristina Bowerman's work blends a wide variety of influences into a stirring fusion that stands on Italian legs but thrills with modern Asian and American vibes.


  • 1 Michelin star
  • 3 Forchette Gambero Rosso

René Frank

René Frank has not only explored the boundaries of what is commonly understood as patisserie, but has redefined them. At his restaurant CODA in Berlin, he has been directing and staging his patisserie of the future since 2016. Before that, he spent more than 20 years traveling the globe, honing his skills in Barcelona, Tokyo and New York. Twice named «Patissier of the Year» (GaultMillau) and «World’s Best Pastry Chef 2022» (World's 50 Best Restaurants), René Frank will now enrich The5 with his creativity, for which, by the way, he consistently renounces refined sugar ... We are fascinated and full of anticipation!


  • 2 Michelin stars
  • 16 GaultMillau points (until now) | 3 «rote Hauben» (new)
  • World’s Best Pastry Chef 2022

The 5-course-menu

This year again, The5 provides five culinary courses in a class of its own. Here you can learn everything about the menu.

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