Monday, February 1, 2016


World's 'top chef' Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide, police say

CNN International - ‎11 hours ago‎
... an immense sadness, thoughts go out to his family and his team," while chef Pierre Gagnaire of the restaurant Amber in the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong said: "My thoughts go out to Benoit Violier's family. Very sad news about an extremely talented ...

The 'World's Best Chef', Benoit Violier, Commits Suicide At Age 44, A Month After Earning The Title

Forbes - ‎3 hours ago‎
Last month, Beniot Violier's Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville, located in a suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland, was named the world's best restaurant on a prestigious list released by the French Foreign Ministry, ahead of Daniel Keller's Per Se in New York.

Benoît Violier, Top French-Swiss Chef, Dies at 44

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Benoît Violier, the French-Swiss chef who scaled the heights of gastronomy to preside over a small Swiss restaurant that was named the best in the world in December, has died by what appears to have been suicide. He was 44.

'World's best chef' Benoît Violier found dead

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
Fredy Girardet, a friend of Violier and his wife Brigitte, and another three-star titan of Swiss haute cuisine, who had previously run the Crissier restaurant, said he was “completely stunned”. He told the Tribune de Genève: “I can see no motive for ...

Benoit Violier, Swiss-French Chef Whose Restaurant Was Named Best in the World in December, Dead in Apparent ...

People Magazine - ‎3 hours ago‎
Violier, 44, was considered a "chef's chef" and was a star of contemporary haute cuisine. His restaurant, which earned three Michelin stars, was crowned last December as the world's best by La Liste, the restaurant rankings sanctioned by France's ...

'World's best chef' Benoît Violier mourned by his peers

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
To all appearances, Benoît Violier, the star French-Swiss chef found dead at his home on Sunday, had everything going for him. He was recognised and respected by his peers and, at 44 – relatively young in the world of haute cuisine – already a ...