Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it
I come from the Provence region in France where the classic techniques of French cooking meet the extraordinary Mediterranean products and the influences from the Italian cuisine. I now head Boca, where the Cuisine form Italy, France and Spain are proudly represented in a relax and trendy environment. I am also very familiar with the cuisine of the Basque country having worked for a long time at Club Gascon, Michelin starred London restaurant, that excels in modern cuisine from French Gascony but also from French and Spanish Basque country.
List of the Chef's favorite ingredients
How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?
I wanted to be a chef at a very early age, actually, I wanted to be a chef and a gardener so I can grow the food I would serve to my guests. This came from the fact that I used to eat very well as a child, growing up in Nice , and a few years in Gascony, my parents would make me sample some of the best specialties from there, also, my mom and my grandma are great cook and I used to watch them a lot as a kid. I therefore started to work as a cook when I was 15 years old while at the same time attending a culinary school.
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Executive Chef (Apr 2014-Now)
I proudly head Boca's kitchen in the heart of DIFC, recently opened, we can say so far that we created the start of a success story.
Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina
Head Chef (Feb 2012-Mar 2014)
I was head chef for the whole of the food operations in Embassy Dubai
Head Chef (Sep 2010-Dec 2011)
I was part of the opening of this great Provencal restaurant in the heart of the lawyer district of London, the restaurant is part of the Gascon Group, the people behind Club Gascon, michelin starred restaurant in the City.
Head Chef (Jun 2005-Sep 2009)
I came in that great and renown London michelin starred kitchen as Chef de partie, I was at the head of it after 2 years of amazing training and development.
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Travel: 300 kms