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Stories and personalities that make up the unique American Express® experience.

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Made by Member Portraits

#MadeByMembers is a collection of enriching human stories from a wide spectrum of interesting American Express Card members describing what inspires them. They all have one thing in common: the successful founding of their own company. See what the members created and be inspired by their personality, passion and ambition.

Made by Members: Hanna & Johan Akerström

In the heart of Zurich, Hanna and Johan Akerström are reviving the traditional craftsmanship of natural soap making with Soeder.

Made by Members: Christina Stahl

Christina Stahl and her husband are the creators of AMELI Zurich, a laptop bag that supports fashion-conscious women on their career paths.

Made by Members: Carlo Badini

Whether for a single room or an entire apartment: Carlo Badini’s Pabio platform can help you furnish your living space just the way you like it – with a monthly furniture subscription.

Made by Members: Roman Hartmann

Roman Hartmann wanted to get to the bottom of where his cooking ingredients come from. This turned out not to be that easy. So he took matters into his own hands and founded Farmy.

Dinning & Food Experience

American Express shows the diversity of Switzerland’s top gastronomy and gives you a glimpse behind the scenes with the Chef Portraits . We show you where top restaurateurs find inspiration, what drives them and what their favorite dishes are that can be recreated at home.

Chef Portraits

Paul Cabayé: sun-drenched fine dining on the Eiger

The “Glacier” restaurant in Grindelwald has been doing pioneering work in the field of sustainable and environmentally responsible fine dining for years. Chef de Cuisine Paul Cabayé is right at the forefront.

Michael Schuler: haute cuisine with an Asian touch

AQUA restaurant in Thalwil certainly lives up to its name: with beautiful views over Lake Zurich, guests enjoy French haute cuisine with Thai flavors. At the Alex Lake Zürich hotel, head chef Michael Schuler serves excellent dishes in a small space.

Markus Stöckle: treats with a twist

Pink tables, family atmosphere and the very best dining experience: Welcome to “ROSI”, the neo-restaurant. Innovative chef Markus Stöckle looks to the gastronomic future with an eye on the past and offers his guests a culinary roller coaster ride. 

Signature Dishes

Paul Cabayé Signature Dish: marinated Alpine salmon

Paul Cabayé scales the peaks of haute cuisine with his cuisine without sacrificing respect for nature. Including his Alpine salmon, marinated for 12 hours with the best gin and spices.

Michael Schuler’s Signature Dish: Moules Frites

Michael Schuler wants to reach as many people as possible with his creations and shows that outstanding taste sensations do not have to be complicated with his Signature Dish of Moules Frites. The chef hopes that more people will tackle seafood at home too and proves with his simple mussel recipe that their reservations are in fact unfounded.

Markus Stöckle’s Signature Dish: Käsespätzle

Markus Stöckle’s favorite recipe is his mother’s Käsespätzle, which reliably combat his homesickness. The fluffy soufflé-like Spätzle are created by stirring and mixing the dough with a tangy cheese mixture. The dish follows the “ROSI” philosophy: minimal effort, maximum satisfaction.

Hidden Places & Spaces

Discover more insider tips around the world with American Express®. We present selected places in the world’s major cities. Turning every trip into a varied and unique experience. 

Hidden Places & Spaces: Barcelona

Fancy a short trip to Barcelona? Our recommendations for a weekend in the Catalan capital.

Hidden Places & Spaces: Amsterdam

Markets, hotels and shopping streets. These tips for a weekend in Amsterdam will make it unforgettable. Read our tips for a weekend break.

Hidden Places & Spaces: Hamburg

Hamburg is the ideal destination for a weekend break or short trip. Elegant and tidy, without being boring, the city welcomes its guests to the Alster and Elbe. 

Hidden Places & Spaces: Stockholm

Discover the beauty queen of Scandinavian capitals in one weekend: our hotel, restaurant and nightlife tips for a city break in Stockholm.