Chef Christophe of Cafe Gourmandises
Christophe was born in Versailles, where he also started culinary school at the age of sixteen, and began to work professionally in a little provencal restaurant in Montfort l’amaury.
He graduated from Versailles Culinary School at 18 and directly went to work for a gastronomic 4 star hotel restaurant in a gorgeous property called “l’Abbaye des Vaulx de Cernay”.
He left the restaurant to complete his military service in Germany in 1990.
At the age of 22, Christophe went to live for 5 years at Reunion Island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, right next to Mauritius Island and close to Madagascar.
There he fell in love with Asian and Creole influences, and also had the benefit of working with numerous fruits and spices that were pretty rare in France.
He came back to live in the south of France and worked for several well-known seafood and provencal restaurants.
Christophe then flew to the United States to visit his brother. This trip led to several instances where he was offered prominent chef positions.
He finally moved to Atlanta in 2001, where he worked in several Buckhead restaurants like Anis Bistro, and Au Pied de Cochon, the famous french seafood brasserie where he was the “Chef Ecailler” in charge of the seafood and raw bar.
He eventually was offered a position as Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, where he shared with his students his passion for fine cuisine and also was in charge of the last class they had to go through – The Restaurant of the School!
There he met Jenn, and they decided to open Cafe Gourmandises together.
Christophe wanted to have a place where people could enjoy some refined food such as artisan breads, gourmet sandwiches, fine french pastries, and healthy, natural cuisine…
Come visit them as you might want to enjoy a fine dessert along with an avocado milk, or a Moroccan tea on the cute patio beside their little cafe bistro.