Violier, Benoit

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Violier, Benoit Gender: M
born on 22 August 1971 at 19:55 (= 7:55 PM )
Place Saintes, France, 45n45, 0w38
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°01' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°21 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 29°00'

Benoit Violier
photo: Schnäggli, license cc-by-sa-4.0


French-Swiss chef who had owned the three Michelin star Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville in a suburb of Lausanne, Switzerland from 2012 to his death. The establishment topped the first La Liste in December 2015.

Violier died at home in Crissier, Switzerland, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 31 January 2016, aged 44. Violier's suicide prompted shock and confusion, as Violier's restaurant Le Restaurant de l'Hôtel de Ville had been crowned by the French government as the best restaurant in the world only a month before, leading the media to hail Violier as "the world's best chef." It also drew attention to the high-pressure world of haute cuisine.

Swiss media subsequently reported that Violier may have been a victim of a fraud in which individual bottles of wine were sold several times; however, the management of his restaurant denied that Violier had any connection with the fraud

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes Lepoivre, quoting Geslain


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Chef/ Cook