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About Chef Rolf

Chef Rolf and AnnWell, hello there! I’m Chef Rolf.

I was born and raised in Switzerland and I love to cook. I began my culinary career at 16 when I started a classic 3 year apprenticeship in a small, exclusive, five-star restaurant. After completing my training, I worked in establishments ranging from five-star hotels to fine dining restaurants to exclusive catering companies in Switzerland. For the last 20 years, I have honed my skills in Swiss and French kitchens and I also took an opportunity to experience Italian and Spanish traditional cooking. I have traveled all around the world, including Asia, India and Australia. All of my traveling has impacted my cooking style and helped to make me a better and more well rounded chef and teacher.

In December of 2005, my wife, Ann, and I relocated to the USA. We lived in Florida for a time and  later settled on the Seacoast of New Hampshire where I have become an active member of the local food scene.

I love educating people about the culinary profession and passing on the knowledge to create delicious and healthy food. That is the basis for “Chef Rolf’s Cooking Project.” I want to get people cooking again and I want you to enjoy it!


  • Approved by the Country of Switzerland as a cooking teacher
  • Had his own Apprentice
  • Visiting Chef at the Balsams
  • Project Chef at University of New Hampshire
  • Prepared and cooked with Ken Young, the 2012 Field and Spoon Barn dinner
  • Winner of the Fishteval cooking competition
  • Taught courses at the Stonewall cooking school

Chef Rolf was recently featured on WMUR TV representing the Manchester Farmers Market. Check out the video!