|PATISSIER, HOTELIER (SWITZERLAND)|
BORN 22 Feb 1854, Genčve - DIED 8 Nov 1919, Budapest|
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (26-1-4)
Emil Gerbeaud cam from a family of confectioners from Geneva. He became a confectioner and a chocolate manufacturer himself and he worked in Germany, France and England.
In 1884 he became the partner of Henrik Kugler in the confectioner's shop on what is now Vörösmarty square in Budapest. He became the owner and the shop was renamed after him. Gerbeaud introduced cakes and biscuits that made his establishment famous and eventually he received the Légion d'honneur.
After he died in 1919 his wife continued the business until her own death in 1940. The shop in Budapest is still there and still bears his name.