Chasa da Fö cookery school at Europe’s probably highest altitude ignites culinary sparks

The Chasa da Fö cabin sits majestically on Alp Laret in Ftan some 2,200 metres above sea level. In Rhaeto-Romanic the name roughly means a house with a fireplace. This is where the kitchen team at Hotel Paradies in Ftan teach amateur chefs original recipes from the region. There’s probably no other cookery school in Europe situated at such a high altitude. Since mid-June 2013 a whole host of people have enjoyed our entertaining Chasa da Fö cooking courses.

The Chasa da Fö used to be meeting place and a former pigsty that has accommodated people and animals for decades. Craftspeople converted the erstwhile pigsty three years ago with a painstaking eye for detail. In addition to cosy benches and old wooden tables, a huge wood-burning stove from 1910 found a place there too. Umpteen generations of Ftan families have left their mark forever on the table tops. Local workers liked to scratch their names on there while constructing the avalanche barriers high up in the mountains. The old wood-burning stove is located at the centre of the cabin. Everything revolves around it and it gave the cabin its name. Cookery courses and regional speciality evenings with music, art and culture take place in the Chasa da Fö.

A cookery course costs from 165 Swiss francs per person (excluding drinks). The minimum number of people taking part in a cookery course is 6 and the maximum 20.

Article Neue Zürcher Zeitung

The next cookery course dates are:

  • 1 July 2017
  • 29 July 2017
  • 19 August 2017
  • 2 September 2017
  • 23 September 2017