Ivo Adam

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Ivo Adam (born November 4, 1977 ) is a Swiss world champion chef , TV chef and book author .


After school in Biel , he completed an apprenticeship as a chef at the Hotel Krone in Aarberg from 1994 to 1997. From 1997 to 1998 he worked as chef de partie at the Hirschen restaurant in Lyss . From 1998 to 2000 he trained as a pastry chef at Confiserie Progin in Biel and then worked for a short time as head pastry chef at the Hotel Bern in Bern and then moved to the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, where he accepted the position of sous chef. He stayed there until 2001. From 2001 to 2004 he studied at the hotel management school in Thun and graduated as a hotelier. During his studies he enjoyed a number of advanced training courses at home and abroad. He completed cooking training courses in Glasgow , Singapore and Luxembourg and a service internship in Olten .

Ivo Adam was a member of the Swiss national culinary team from 2000 to 2003 and won gold twice with the team at the 2001 culinary Olympics in Erfurt and became European champion. In 2001 he won the World Cold Kitchen Championship in Glasgow . In 2002 he won the world championship with the team and became world champion chef in the individual discipline in the patisserie program.

From 2003 to 2004 Ivo Adam worked as a sous-chef and second head chef at the Hotel Ferienart in Saas-Fee . In 2004 he founded gastropos GmbH for gastronomic concept development and opened two Apropos restaurants , one in Roggwil and one in Oensingen . The restaurant in Roggwil was awarded 15 points by Gault Millau . In 2006 he gave up the restaurants and opened the restaurant SEVEN in Ascona in 2007 , which also received 15 points from the restaurant guide at the beginning. The restaurant is named after the Breuer family of seven who invested in the project. Since then he has been the managing director of this restaurant, which today (as of 2015) also has a star in the Michelin Guide . In 2008 he opened an offshoot SEVEN easy and in 2009 the sushi bar SEVEN asia in Ascona.

In 2012 and 2013 Adam was the presenter of the cooking show Schwiizer Chuchi on SRF 1 .

Since 2017 Ivo Adam has been managing director of the new Casino Bern , which he is realigning gastronomically.


  • Ivo Adam, Roman Tschäppeler: Ivo Adam: Cooking, combining, composing , Werd Verlag 2006, ISBN 3-8593-2527-2 (book)
  • Ivo Adam, Chrischti Webr, Roman Tschäppeler, Tom Gasser: Räpzept , Werd Verlag 2006, ISBN 3-8593-2507-8 (audio book)
  • Ivo Adam, Roman Tschäppeler: A to Z of good taste , real time 2010, ISBN 3-9058-0044-6 (book)

Awards (selection)

  • 2001 - Cooking Olympics in Erfurt, gold, European and Olympic champions in communal catering
  • 2001 - Cooking Olympiad in Erfurt, gold with the Swiss national cooking team
  • 2001 - Scott Hot World Cup in Glasgow, world champion cold cuisine with the Swiss national culinary team
  • 2002 - World Championship in Singapore, overall victory of the Swiss national culinary team
  • 2002 - World Championship in Singapore, world champion chef in the individual discipline of the patisserie program
  • 2002 - Honorary award from the Swiss Cooking Association
  • 2003 - Milestone Award winner of the Swiss Tourism Association
  • 2004 - Double platinum award with a single release of the cookbook CD Räpzept
  • 2006 - Most innovative cookbook of the year from Gourmand World Cookbook Award for "Ivo Adam: Cooking, Combining, Composing"
  • 2009 - Most beautiful cookbook of the year, Goldenes Laurel Leaf, Historica Gastonomica Helvetica; Gold Medal SIA Summit Awards, 2009, Portland, USA.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Swissinfo, A star in the Ticino gastronomic heaven , August 5, 2007
  2. a b c d Curriculum Vitae ( Memento of the original from April 23, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on Culinary Way of St. James Paznaun-Ischgl, accessed on August 6, 2010 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / kulinarischerjakobsweg.paznaun-ischgl.com
  3. a b Gault Millau, Guide. Switzerland, the travel guide for gourmets 2009 . Ringier AG, Zurich
  4. List from Guide Michelin Switzerland 2015
  5. Denise Jeitziner: TV review: SF tries again with cooking . In: Tages-Anzeiger . February 5, 2012, ISSN  1422-9994 ( tagesanzeiger.ch [accessed on October 23, 2017]).
  6. ↑ Program portrait. Swiss Radio and Television SRF, accessed on October 23, 2017 (Swiss Standard German).
  7. https://www.srf.ch/sendung/persoenlich/psychologieprofessorin-trifft-spitzenkoch