Benoît Violier

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Violier in April 2015

Benoît Violier (22 August 1971 – 31 January 2016) was a French-Swiss chef. He owned the three Michelin star Restaurant de l'hôtel de Ville from 2012 until his death. The restaurant was first on La Liste in December 2015.

Violier was born in Saintes, Charente-Maritime. He studied in Paris. He moved to Switzerland in 1996 to work for Philippe Rochat. He became a Swiss citizen in 2014.

Violier was found dead from a gunshot wound on 31 January 2016 in Crissier. He was 44. His death was reported as a suicide.[1]

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  1. Bilefsky, Dan (1 February 2016). "Benoît Violier, Top French-Swiss Chef, Dies at 44". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 February 2016.