Meta was born as the daughter of a family of craftsmen and grew up in the Zurich region. School was more of a compulsory thing for her, as she preferred singing and swimming to calculating or writing. No wonder, she was really good in minor subjects like handicrafts and home economics. She then trained as a cook in Zurich. After the apprenticeship she moved to Anton Mosimann's restaurant in Olten. "This is the one who cooked for the Queen..." - That's right! Anton Mosimann used to be the personal chef of today's Queen from England.