Since 2020, the Hotel-Restaurant Hirsch ***superior has been run by the fourth generation of Sandra Faißt and her husband Yohann Barilleau.
After her apprenticeship as a hotel manager at the Colombi Hotel in Freiburg and interesting positions in Germany, at the Bareiss in Baiersbronn and at the Exelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne, Sandra moved abroad. She gained international experience and deepened her language skills in well-known establishments. In 2002 she met her husband Yohann Barilleau while working in the two-star restaurant Auberge du Raisin in Cully, in the French part of Switzerland. Yohann had come to Switzerland in 2001 after working in well-known Michelin restaurants of star chef Alain Ducasse in France, Monaco and London.
After another joint stop in Cannes on the Côte d ‘Azur, they stayed in Provence for a year. Then they both moved to Zurich, Switzerland, so that Yohann could improve his knowledge of German until he finally returned home in 2006. From then on, Sandra Faisst was able to contribute her experience in the restaurant and hotel of her parents’ business, while her husband demonstrated his cooking skills alongside her father. The parents Harald and Astrid Faisst were able to more or less withdraw from day-to-day business and hand over the continuation of the family tradition to younger hands. With two children Noa and Lilou, the next generation is already growing up at the Hirsch.