Philippe Rochat

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Philippe Rochat

Philippe Rochat (29 November 1953 – 8 July 2015) was a Swiss chef and the owner of the Restaurant de L'Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland.

The restaurant, formerly owned by Frédy Girardet, won three Michelin Guide stars, and was voted 16th best in the world in Restaurant magazine's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2009.[1]

Rochat's wife, marathon runner Franziska Rochat-Moser,[2] died in 2002 in an avalanche.[3][4]

Rochat died at the age of 61 on 8 July 2015. He fainted while riding his bicycle.[5]


  1. ^ 2009 Award Winners Archived 21 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Colman Andrews (1998). "Giradet after Giradet". Saveur. Archived from the original on 25 June 2003.
  3. ^ "Former marathon runner Franziska Rochat-Moser died after avalanche accident". European Athletics. 12 March 2002. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Franziska Rochat-Moser, Marathon Runner Dies After Alpine Accident". IAAF. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Star chef Philippe Rochat dies". Swissinfo. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.


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