Management of the House
Since 1 January 2004 Marcel Lachat has been Director of the Hindemith Music Centre in Blonay. Trained as a hotelier and restaurateur, Marcel Lachat was born in 1959 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland). He spent his youth and school years in Lucerne. From 1975 until 1978 he completed professional training as a chef (with honours and first prize of the Canton), then attended a number of continued education courses and completed internships throughout Switzerland.
Following a six-month stay at Columbia University in New York, during which he improved his command of English, he attended the School of Hotel Management in Zurich (1980/1981), which he completed with honours and whilst also winning first prize. Since then he has held various positions of responsibility in Switzerland (1982/1983) and also lived in the Napa Valley, California in 1984-1985 for professional reasons.
Between 1986 and 2003 he occupied various posts with leadership functions in the private and public sectors, as well as in the hospital and collective fields. In addition, he has served as an advisor for enterprises in these areas for several years, and was appointed inspection expert at the School of Hotel Management in Lausanne.