From the very beginning, Plantin and Kaviari source and offer the best culinary products to the best starred chefs. Today in France alone, they supply more than 15 of the 23 Michelin-starred chefs. It is our pride and our honor to support the best chefs around the world. What started as a professional relationship has grown into so much more. Discover some of our chefs and friends.
Sébastien Lepinoy began his career as a chef in 1990, first at Château de Noirieux in Briollay, then at restauran Cayola in Sables d'Olonne. He joined the Laurent ** restaurant in Paris, where he met the man who would become his mentor: Joël Robuchon. The couple worked together for 17 years. From 2002 to 2006 he was chef at Grand Café, one of Ukraine's most acclaimed restaurants, eventually winning the title of "Best Chef" of Ukraine. Sébastien then moved to Monte Carlo, becoming the chef at the Hôtel Métropole **. Next step: Robuchon's "Cépage" in Hong Kong, where it will win 2 Michelin stars and be ranked among the 100 best restaurants in the world. Since 2013, he has been chef of the famous restaurant Les Amis in Singapore.
Alain Ducasse Restaurant *** Au Dorchester in London, United Kingdom
Born in Nice, in the south of France, Jean-Philippe Blondet has worked with Alain Ducasse for over 12 years. After The Spoon at Sanderson in London from 2004 to 2006, where he quickly became chef de partie, Jean-Philippe joined the Alain Ducasse team at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo. He was also a sous chef at Spoon, Hong Kong. Since 2016, he has been Alain Ducasse's new executive chef at the Dorchester. There he channels his master's cuisine through his own refined, modern style, using only the freshest and best seasonal produce he can source.
Ledoyen Restaurant *** In Paris, France
Born in Puteaux, Yannick Alléno grew up in a family of bartenders. He trained at the Santos Dumont high school in Saint Cloud where he obtained his first diploma in his promotion. Follow-up of several stays in the most prestigious establishments: the Lutetia, the Royal Monceau, the Meurice, the Hotel Scribe, to name but a few. In 2003, he took charge of Le Meurice, where he obtained 3 Michelin stars and was named Chef of the Year in 2008. That same year, the Yannick Alleno Restaurant Group was created. His goal ? Strengthen the influence of French cuisine - through its concepts and products. His next adventure was the Cheval Blanc in Courcheval before heading to Marrackech, Dubai, Beijing, Taipei. In 2011, he founded his own magazine, YAM, before opening in 2012 his first bistro - Terroir Parisien - a tribute to French terroir. In 2013, he left Meurice after 10 years. In 2014, he took over at Ledoyen, winning 3 Michelin stars in 2015.
Langoustine tart with oscietra caviar grains
Restaurant L'Assiette Champenoise *** In Tinqueux, France
Arnaud Lallement defines himself as "the son of a restaurateur and the child of mentors". His culinary career wouldn't be the same without his family. His father, Jean-Pierre Lallement, was the former chef at L'Assiette Champenoise in Tinqueux, Reims. As a child, he memorized all the 3 Michelin star restaurants. 1996 was a turning point as he started working alongside his father. In 1999, he took over the family restaurant at just 24 years old, which in 2001 earned him the Michelin star that his father had lost in 1994. The second star came in 2005 and the third in 2013. His signature? A focus on the products and the terroir of the Marne: "with each dish, I always try to tell the story of a farmer, a market gardener, a fisherman." His cuisine is always simple, pure ... Arnaud Lallement also likes to play with textures and temperatures ... In his own words, what matters most is balanced cuisine and good seasoning.
Smoked haddock, potato and its caviar quenelle
Restaurant Jean Sulpice ** In Val Thorens, France
Born in Aix-les-Bains and raised in a family of restaurateurs, Jean Sulpice began to develop his talent with great chefs like Marc Veyrat, with whom he worked for 4 years. At 26, Jean received his first Michelin star. The second followed in 2010. His cuisine is simple yet generous, combining a variety of herbs, wild plants, flowers and spices creating a burst of flavor. Chef Jean celebrates nature with delicate, healthy, inventive and authentic cuisine.
Aquavit Restaurant ** In New York, United States
Emma Bengtsson grew up in a small town in Sweden and became interested in the culinary arts at a very young age. She enrolled in the Stockholm Hotel and Restaurant School, where she trained in all restaurant roles. His experience extends to many renowned restaurants in Sweden. She joined the Aquavit team as Executive Pastry Chef in 2010, and quickly became known for her creative interpretations of classic Scandinavian desserts. His style reflected the region's penchant for local produce, progressive techniques and enduring traditions. Since 2014, she has injected the critically acclaimed menu with her personal style and experience. Her work earned her a second Michelin star for Aquavit, making her the second female chef in the United States to run a two-star kitchen and the very first Swedish female chef to do so.
The Modern Restaurant ** In New-York, United States
Chef Abram Bissell became Executive Chef of The Modern in 2014. Most recently, Abram opened The NoMad as Executive Chef in 2012, directly following his role of executive sous chef at Eleven Madison Park, during which time the restaurant was awarded three Michelin stars, four New York Times Stars and membership in the Relais & amp; Castle. Earlier in his career, Abram worked in the kitchens of Sierra Mar Restaurant at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur and L'Espalier in Boston. Abram attended the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, and grew up in a small fishing community in the Florida Keys.
Restaurant Caprice ** At the Four Seasons in Hong Kong
Originally from Briançon in the French Alps, Vulin's history of thirty years of career is richly varied with stays in many restaurants, dotted with frequent podiums in gastronomic consours and culinary awards. After working in Paris, Vulin moved to the famous three Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence as a chef. Vulin then obtains two stars at the Restaurant Hôtel du Parc des Eaux - Vives. He then worked in Marrakech, Morocco for four years before earning two Michelin stars at the Chèvre d'Or in France. Vulin was appointed Caprice chef in December 2013.
Tartare de boeuf Alexandre Polmard beef tartare, kristal caviar, 21 year old Laphroaig whiskey jelly, sweet onion cream
Upper Modern Bistro in Hong Kong
Born on Reunion Island, Philippe joined the culinary world at the relatively mature age of 24 before arriving in Hong Kong in 2006 to open the highly regarded restaurant Pierre de Mandarin Oriental where he obtained 1 Michelin star. Hullett House created a position just for this young talent after demonstrating his flair and talent at one of Hong Kong's most esteemed establishments. He then got another Michelin star in 2012 at the Saint Georges at Hullett House. In October 2013, he caused a sensation on the Hong Kong food scene with his Modern Bistro: Upper, obtaining a Michelin star in 2014. In December 2014, he continued his culinary adventure working with 4 longtime friends and stars rising stars of Hong Kong catering: Jeremy Evrard, Nicolas Deneux, Giancarlo Mancino, opening ON Dining in Central. ON Dining was awarded a Michelin star in December 2015.