How it began
Shahriar Gharibi, founder of Le Palais Oriental, began to explore the extensive complexity of Iranian caviar as a child. Born not far from the Caspian Sea, his close and distant family worked for the producer Shilat. Meanwhile he is an officially approved importer of Iranian caviar in Switzerland.
When Shahriar Gharibi moved from Iran to Paris in 1982, he studied various aspects of the world of caviar. As sales manager of the Maison de l'Iran at the Champs-Elysées, he perfected his acquired knowledge.
For more than 30 years he has been selling caviar throughout Switzerland to renowned hotels and restaurants and has a very large portfolio of private clients. On request, he organizes tastings for caviar lovers and chefs in his boutique and laboratory on Rue du Quai 8 in Montreux.
Shahriar and Therese Gharibi
Shahriar and Therese Gharibi are the founders and core of the company. Born in Iran, Shahriar has already entered the world of gastronomy at a young age and has gained a lot of experience in this field and built up a stable network. Therese, born in Switzerland, has also discovered her preference for the Iranian cuisine in Iran. Due to her excellent structured way of thinking she manages the administrative part of the company.
Roseline Gharibi and Julian Vasiljevic
Roseline Gharibi holds a Master's degree in Marketing from the ZHAW. With her innovative way of thinking, she is constantly developing the company and furthering the distinctive culinary qualities of caviar. Julian Vasiljevic, who also makes a major contribution through his daily commitment, works by her side.