Christa Hauswirth and Helmut Haldi are set to take over Charly's in Gstaad.
Christa Hauswirth and Helmut Haldi have announced they will take over Gstaad’s legendary Charly’s café.
“It was always my dream to run a cafe that would be ameeting point for both guests and locals,” says Hauswirth.
Charly’s Gstaad AG is owned by an investor group that includes Marcel Bach, Chaletbau Matti, and Dr Jamal Kaddaj. Speaking for the group, Bach expressed delight at the fact the café would be run by locals.
Hauswirth has in fact worked with Bach for over 27 years, as a collaborator at his Country Night Gstaad music festival. She will manage the front of house, staff, and service, while Haldi will be responsible for production. A baker and confiseur by trade, Haldi brings eight years of experience gained at Early Beck.
Changes to the café include more than just the management. Next March, Charly’s will close for a complete renovation, reopening in time for the summer season 2016.