Verbier October 24th 2017: Alpine experiences enterprise Above & Past Verbier has launched a brand new and distinctive gourmand meals division, Connoisseur Meals Chalets, which places superstar cooks into 5 star chalets. The intention of the enterprise is to revolutionise the concept of conventional chalet eating and to introduce pleasure and creativity to the palates of its shoppers.  With viewers of TV meals programmes equivalent to Masterchef and Nice British Bake-off at an all time excessive, this launch goals to convey a component of gourmand glamour to folks’s holidays within the Alps, providing a 5 star chalet expertise for gourmand style buds.  Connoisseur Meals Chalets presently has 9 superstar TV cooks on the positioning from across the globe together with world-famous Korean superstar chef Judy Joo, UK TV cooks Gizzi Erskine and Sophie Michell, Australian chef Matthew Gojevic, gluten-free cookery guide author Naomi Devlin and American ex-Ralph Lauren mannequin, turned inexperienced delicacies influencer Anastassia Khozissova.  The shoppers select from the corporate’s little black guide of superstar cooks. There may be the choice to guide the superstar chef for one big day night, or if the shoppers want, they will guide a celeb chef for your complete vacation, which might additionally embrace cookery demonstrations and dietary recommendation. If the shopper solely books a celeb chef for one night, the corporate will supply certainly one of its gifted in-house cooks, or will present recommendation on the most effective eating places in Verbier if they like to eat out. As soon as the superstar chef has been booked, Connoisseur Meals Chalets’s concierge group will then discover a appropriate 5 star chalet for the shoppers, and can plan the vacation from begin to end, providing a spread of thrilling and ‘wow’ bespoke gourmand journey experiences, equivalent to heli-skiing on the Italian border with lunch in a Michelin star restaurant; creating an unique and distinctive non-public pop-up restaurant the place the chef will put together a full three-course lunch at an altitude of 3300 metres on a glacier; or a romantic canine sled journey to an alfresco champagne aperitif. Whereas based mostly in Verbier, Switzerland, the favored freeride ski resort and winter playground to the wealthy and well-known, Connoisseur Meals Chalets is providing the superstar chef expertise throughout the Alps. The proposition is launching forward of the winter ski season 2017/2018, however will probably be open to shoppers year-round to coincide with an ever-popular summer time season within the Alps. The proposition will probably be of curiosity to high-end shoppers throughout Europe, Asia, The USA and the Center East searching for that further pleasure to their ski or summer time mountain vacation. Verbier itself performs host to a number of thrilling occasions and experiences 12 months spherical equivalent to the favored winter Polaris digital music pageant and The Swatch Excessive Freeride World Tour, to summer time occasions equivalent to The Verbier Competition, a world well-known classical music pageant boasting famend artists and stellar performances; the Leaping Worldwide de Verbier, a preferred worldwide showjumping competitors; a number of thrilling downhill mountain biking occasions; and the Verbier Bike Fest, an unbelievable weekend of motorcycle stunt reveals.  “We’re tremendous excited concerning the improbable and various choice of superstar cooks who’re concerned from the beginning, and we’re wanting ahead to recruiting extra cooks from world wide to affix us” says Founder Sophie Heneage.  At the moment the cooks listed on the positioning includes:JUDY JOOWorld well-known TV chef, presenter, creator, restaurant proprietor, & host of Korean Meals Made Easy, one of many 4 Iron Cooks for the UK, and an everyday face on The Meals Community worldwide. GILL MELLERTV chef, meals author, creator, meals stylist and cookery trainer, Gill was a part of the favored River Cottage channel four sequence, cooking alongside Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. JAMES KEYWe might listing James’ accolades in magazines, guides, books and TV – but it surely’s his real character that has really gained him his devoted following and the respect of the UK’s prime cooks. NAOMI DEVLIN2016 noticed the publication of Naomi’s first guide, River Cottage Gluten Free, an immediate bestseller that celebrates her ‘actual meals’ method to cooking. TOM BROWNThis 12 months Tom battled as a contestant within the in style TV Sequence Nice British Menu. Nice British Cooks lately profiled him as ‘one to look at’. GIZZI ERSKINEAward profitable chef and meals author Gizzi Erskine is an innovator and chief of the pop-up restaurant scene. Gizzi is because of be launching her first restaurant Pure Filth with Rosemary Ferguson later this 12 months. SOPHIE MICHELLSophie’s TV highlights embrace, Market Kitchen, Comedian Reduction, This Morning, GMTV, Sunday Brunch, Iron Chef USA, Good Morning Canada, BBC America, Celeb Weakest Hyperlink, Free Ladies. MATTHEW GOJEVICOn season 2 of Heston’s Feasts, Matt created the notorious lickable wallpaper, Jack within the beanstalk golden egg and savoury ice lollies. ANASTASSIA KHOZISSOVABest referred to as a face of Ralph Lauren, and gracing advert campaigns for Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, and Vivienne Westwood, Anastassia is now a key influencer of inexperienced delicacies. Connoisseur Meals Chalets is a division of Above & Past SARL. A luxurious journey experiences enterprise based mostly within the Swiss ski resort of Verbier.