«Stepping out into the world, with a winged spirit and a burning desire in the heart» (Citation: Raymond Wirthner). The smell of adventure in the busy town of Brig fascinated Caesar Ritz and lured him to a new world.

It was the attraction of the world exhibition in Paris in 1867 that drove him away. He found a place as waiter in the «Hôtel de la Fidélité», and gained a reputation as «César le rapide» but also raised heads by breaking lots of cutlery.

In many different hotels he worked his way up from assistant waiter to head waiter and even to manager. At the young age of 19 he seemed to have almost reached the height of his career: he got to know the habits of the noble society in the renowned «Voisin» and worked successfully. In the «Voisin» Caesar Ritz also learned the secrets of the art of cooking, important knowledge for a future hotelier.