Officier and Commandeur
Hans Fuegi was born in Zurich Switzerland. After studying business, he spent several years working for a French hospitality company in various continents and countries before arriving in the United States in 1979.
He worked as waiter, manager, and cook at restaurants in Aspen, Colorado and Manhattan Beach, California before settling down in Park City. He became manager of Adolph’s Restaurant. Later, he took over the lease for the Mid Mountain Restaurant at Park City Mountain Resort. Hans began offering some of the dishes he had enjoyed on the slopes in the Alps and the Mid Mountain Restaurant became a favorite lunch spot for Park City skiers.
Hans opened The Matterhorn Restaurant in Mammoth Lakes, California offering Swiss and French fare. Owning these two restaurants provided Hans with the perfect reason to pursue his dream of flying an airplane, which he did regularly between Salt Lake City and Mammoth for about 5 years until he sold the California restaurant. Flying remains a passion for Hans along with skiing, biking, pickle ball, scuba diving and traveling.
Hans took over the lease for the base facility at Park City Mountain Resort. He named the place Steeps Restaurant and Bar and continued to offer lunch and après ski entertainment. Hans sold that restaurant in 1998.
Not one to be idle for long, Hans started the Slickrock Café in Moab, offering Southwestern fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He owned and operated that enterprise for about 12 years. The travel to and from Moab, of course, gave him another reason to own and fly an airplane.
In 1992, Hans purchased the Grub Steak Restaurant, a well-established steak and seafood restaurant. He owned and operated that business until 2017. Since then, Hans has been involved in residential development in Park City and in management of his commercial real estate properties in Utah, Montana, and California.
We are fortunate that, along with his many ventures, Hans became an active member of the Salt Lake City Baillige of La Chaîne. We are so delighted to honor him tonight with this award.