Ever since my early childhood, the pleasure of cooking, which was passed on to me by several women, including my mother, only served to instill in me this passion and strength which have helped me to grow and advance throughout my life.
The Kitchen : a Profession
1960 : Born on December 17th in Geneva, the youngest of three brothers.
Philippe Chevrier grows up in Aïre in the municipality of Vernier (Geneva). At the age of seven, he already knows that he is going to be a chef.
1974 : First summer job washing dishes at the Hôtel Métropolis.
1976 - 1979 : At the age of 15, he completes a cooking apprenticeship at Le Chat Botté at the Hôtel Beau Rivage in Geneva. His apprenticeship tutor, Jean Boutiller, makes him start by washing dishes for three months.
Before learning how to get the pots dirty, you need to know how to clean them.
Trained by Peers
1980 : Commis Chef at “L'Oasis” restaurant in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, with the chef, Louis Outhier
1981 : Commis Chef at Hôtel Richemond's restaurant, “Le Gentillhomme”
1982 : Internship at the Pasche bakery
1982 : Chef de Partie at the Hôtel Beau Rivage
1983 : Chocolate and confectionary apprenticeship with Eric Chevillat
1984 : Chef for Frédy Girardet, at the Restaurant Hôtel de Ville in Crissier
1985 - 1986 : Sous Chef at the Restaurant Le Patio
Châteauvieux : Recognition
1986 : Head Chef at Châteauvieux with the last coal-fired oven in Switzerland
1989 : Philippe Chevrier becomes the owner of the Domaine de Châteauvieux at the age of 29
1991 : First Michelin star
1994 : Second Michelin star
1996 : Chevalier du Mérite Agricole
2002 : Receives a score of 19 out of 20 in Gault & Millau, Philippe Chevrier is named Chef of the Year
1997 : Café de Peney opens
2003 : Takes over Le Vallon restaurant, in Conches
2003 : Epicerie de Châteauvieux opens
2004 : Domaine de Choully opens for seminars, banquets and weddings
2005 : Produce for sale in department stores
2006 : Launches Vins Philippe Chevrier in collaboration with Nicolas Bonnet and la Cave de Genève
2006 : Launches gourmet cruises on Le Savoie boat, until 2014
2008 : Philippe Chevrier - Le Traiteur, based in Choully, in collaboration with the Eldora Group
2008 : Relais de Chambésy opens
2009 : Café des Négociants
2013 : Takes over The Patio Rive Gauche
2014 : Denise's Art of Burger opens
2015 : Takes over Chez Philippe