Steve Benjamin

Steve Benjamin

Steve Benjamin Executive Chef, Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Steve Benjamin was born in Paris where his initial passion for cooking was ignited by morning visits to the farmers’ market with his father. Although he was not a professional chef, Benjamin’s father loved...
Juliana Gonzalez

Juliana Gonzalez

Position:  Chef Partner, Barceloneta / Executive Chef, Caña Website:  www.canapuertorico.com Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/ Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts Restaurant:  Barceloneta/ Caña by Juliana Gonzalez Awards:  Zest Award, newcomer of...
Laurent Manrique

Laurent Manrique

  Laurent Manrique learned of his love for cooking while growing up in the Gascon village of Roques. Preparing meals with his grandmother Aurélie awakened his awareness of his passion for the craft, while giving him inspiration for the signature pot-au-feu that...
Didier Elena

Didier Elena

Position: Executive Chef/Owner Born: Monaco Education: École Supérieure de Cuisine Awards: 2 Michelin stars [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]About Didier Elena: Didier Elena, Culinary Director of Chefs Club International, leads the restaurant group’s unique culinary...
Christian Delouvrier

Christian Delouvrier

The Chefs Connection: What was your first job in food? Christian Delouvrier: After Hotel School in Toulouse, I went to Paris as a commis at the Café de la Paix for 2 years. My chef de partie was my mentor and he taught me all the basics. He got me involved in...
Olivier Desaintmartin

Olivier Desaintmartin

Position:Chef & Owner of Zinc Bistro, Caribou Café, and Petit Rôti Website: Born:  Education: The Hotel School in Paris,  studied under world renowned chefs Michel Guerard, Jacques Chibois, Gaston Lenôtre and Le Coze. Awards: Maîtres Cuisiniers de France,  Winner...