Shared enthusiasm: Some voices of the Waag team

Sepp Wimmer
«I am fascinated by my work and by the challenge of recognizing the unspoken wishes of my guests and meeting their expectations.»

Sepp Wimmer, Zunfthaus host

For Sepp Wimmer the Zunfthaus zur Waag is more than a workplace. He has devoted himself to managing the business since 2004 and continues to do so with unchanging enthusiasm and an unerring instinct for the desires and wellbeing of his guests. He has great respect for the cultural heritage of the Zunfthaus and manages it with great dedication, inner passion and Austrian charm.

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Sandra Wimmer
«My husband and I complement each other perfectly. I enjoy translating his charming hospitality into numbers and hosting the accounts.»

Sandra Wimmer, Marketing & Administration

Since 2004 Sandra Wimmer has worked with her husband part-time and is responsible for the  marketing and accounting tasks at the Zunfthaus zur Waag. These include, for example, end-of-month accounts,  employees salaries, social media and maintaining the website.

Andrea Rüedi
«If old walls could tell stories… The versatility of this lively, great house steeped in tradition fascinates me, it reminds me of my young years in seasonal hotel business»

Andrea Rüedi, Head of Event, HR & Administration

Andrea Rüedi from Gächlingen SH is part of our management team since 2016. She has many years of experience and a great capacity of enthusiasm and competence. As head of the department event, she is responsible for reservations and the organization of events and banquets.  Furthermore she is responsible for the staff recruitment as well as for all human resources tasks and is the contact person for all our employees.

Phyllis Sprenger
«As a native from Zurich, it is a great privilege for me to work in a historical house such as this one and to continually inspire our guests.»

Phyllis Sprenger, Event Coordinator

After successful completion  of the hotel school Belvoirpark HF in Zurich, Phyllis Sprenger has completed  a management Trainee programme at the airport of Zurich and was jointly responsible for three different restaurants. Since 2017, she  is responsible as an event coordinator for reservations and the organisation of occasions and banquets.

Alain Koenig
«What I especially like at the Zunfthaus zur Waag is the diversity of the challenges and the chance to meet a very wide range of demands.»

Alain Koenig, master chef de cuisine

In the kitchen, Alain Koenig from Alsace is responsible for culinary flights of fancy. With great zeal and the necessary discipline he has managed his team successfully since 2009 and focused on the demanding task of delighting his guests over and over again. His fine sliced veal zurich-style is famous far beyond the city limits.

Wojciech Grzejszczyk
«My work is very varied, every day is different. I love desserts and what I like best is making our tarte-tatin.»

Wojciech Grzejszczyk, Chef Patissier

For Wolle, as we call him, from Germany, there's no dessert he cannot make. He conjures up creations for our restaurant and banquet guests since 2010 with great enthusiasm and tremendous professional expertise. His chocolate mousse based on an old recipe from a former guild member is legendary.

Lucia Stritt
«My profession is also my great passion, I am a host with all my heart and I am happy to show this to our guests.»

Lucia Stritt, Head of banquets

After her apprenticeship as a gastronomy expert, Lucia Stritt worked as head of service and restaurant manager. Since 2018, the cheerful lady from Fribourg has been responsible for the organisation of banquets and the well-being of our guests at our numerous events.
Rüdiger Hein
"The satisfaction of the guests is above all else, and every employee contributes to this. That's my goal, that's success for me."

Rüdiger Hein, Head waiter

Since October 2018,  Rüdiger Hein from Austria has been leading our service team in the à-la-carte restaurant with a lot of commitment, professional competence and Austrian charm. He had already worked for us as a service employee before deciding in 2016 to gain further experience in another renowned restaurant in Zurich. We are very proud that Rüdiger Hein returned as a member of our management team and is now responsible for the warm and competent care of our guests in the restaurant.
Patrick Blawah
«My job is different every day and I appreciate the flexible working hours. It makes me feel good when people are happy with my work.»

Patrick Blawah, Allrounder

Patrick Blawah from Liberia has been our trusted man about the house since 2008. He is never tired and always smiling as he carries chairs and banqueting tables from one place to another, carefully sets out the festive tables in the banqueting rooms, deals with any technical issues and is always there when you need him.