MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is pleased to announce the appointment of Baptiste Peupion as Executive Chef, effective March 21st, 2016.
Baptiste brings over 20 years of experience in the culinary field to Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. In his current role as Executive Chef at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, he helped heighten and transform the culinary experience as part of the recent renovation of the iconic property.
Before moving to Québec in 2013, he held the position of Chef de Cuisine at the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris. In 2007 and 2008, he collaborated with Alain Ducasse, becoming the youngest Chef to head his Paris restaurant, Rech, when he was only 29 years old. He has worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants, including Le Louis XV at Hotel de Paris in Monaco and the Hotel de Crillon in Paris. Throughout his career, he has worked in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Hong Kong.
Baptiste holds a Professional cooking certificate and a Professional degree in Food Management and Advance culinary arts. In 2015, he obtained the title of Maitre Cuisinier de France, one of only 570 chefs in the world, and seven in Canada, to have received this title. He also ranked second in the Best Apprentice Chef competition in France.
"We are very proud to welcome Baptiste to lead our experienced brigade. He was instrumental in developing the new successful culinary style at the Château and played a significant role in the new vision of their outlets, "said Patrick Lamy, Hotel Manager at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. "His experience and knowledge will be tremendous assets for our team as we prepare to reinvent and modernize our own culinary offerings."
Baptiste is known for his culinary approach using the freshest products. He has developed strong ties with Quebec producers who share the same passion for the local terroir, and showcases their work by creating simple and delicious dishes that enhance these products. "I am delighted to join the talented brigade of The Queen Elizabeth just before the hotel undertakes this great transformation and writes a new chapter of its history," mentions Baptiste Peupion. "The hotel has an illustrious culinary record and I hope to bring it to life and surprise guests with a completely renewed offer".
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