In Winterthur, Karl «Kari» Fatzer is a great restaurant operator. Shortly before the election, however, the cappuccino host does not expect any great chances on the executive committee of Gastro Zürich.
On Monday, the members of the cantonal restaurateurs’ association will elect a new president. And thus end – at least for the time being – the culture war between the old innkeeper and the young savages. This broke out because Ernst Bachmann had to resign. The 75-year-old landlord has been at the helm of Gastro Zürich for 23 years and is no longer allowed to stand for election due to his age.
The five-person board of directors will initially unite with a successor from their own ranks: Karl «Kari» Fatzer. The 60-year-old landlord from Winterthur serves the cappuccino in Obergasse. He started the race as the only official candidate and therefore the favorite: “That wasn’t so well received,” said Fatzer on the Friday before the election. When asked whether he was looking ahead, he replied: “I hope that the delegates will see reason.”