Eric Pras began his time in the kitchen at the age of 15 when he worked as an apprentice at the Hotel Central de Renaison. From there, it was one great restaurant after the next, with Pras continuing to improve his culinary skills and create innovative cuisine.

When he took over the 90-year-old Maison Lameloise in Burgundy, France, he had to fill the shoes of former chefs who had earned three Michelin stars for the restaurant.

He nailed it and has done so for a decade. Since then, he also brought the French restaurant to Shanghai, opening a second location in 2018.