The current industry practice around the world is to offer various training options based on academic curriculums. The personalized development of individual artisan talents falls by the wayside.
The Fundaziun Uccelin uses a different approach and aims to close this gap. Its specific goal is to provide Swiss and international service and chef talents with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills by offering training in their respective crafts so that they can assume the role of ambassadors for the quality of Swiss fine dining cuisine and either take it to the global markets or represent it in Switzerland.
Andreas Caminada’s personal intention regarding the foundation: «It is very important to me to individually foster ambitious talent in the gastronomic industry by providing financial and mentoring support. By offering this kind of backing, we aim to pave the way for talents so that they have the opportunity to gain insights into the global culinary diversity so that they can safeguard the quality of their wonderful craft in the long run.»