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Montreux Jazz Café – Our history

The Montreux Jazz Café was born of Claude Nobs’ passion for music and fine dining. The Festival founder, trained as a chef, designed the Café as a welcoming space where cuisine and music could come together in a way never seen before.

Passion for Music and Food

When cooking for his artist friends, Claude Nobs always added one secret ingredient: the most iconic concerts from the Festival were screened in the dining room. Accompanied by the finest melodies, food never tasted so good.

Conceived as the embassies of the Festival, the Montreux Jazz Café perpetuate Claude’s secret recipe around the world, featuring exclusive access to the Festival’s audiovisual archives, protected by UNESCO.

Develop your own Montreux Jazz Café

Based on a franchise system, the Montreux Jazz Café concept is open to anyone passionate about music and fine dining who wishes to take part in an exceptional project.