Les Rencontres de l'Alliance: Thierry Rautureau

Les Rencontres de l'Alliance

So You Want to Be a Chef?

with Thierry Rautureau, "The Chef in the Hat"

About the Speaker

Thierry Rautureau, the Chef in the Hat, is the executive chef and owner of restaurants Loulay Kitchen and Bar and Luc Bistro in Seattle.

He apprenticed in Anjou, France, and at twenty moved to the United States to work at several fine restaurants. He became the chef and owner of Rover's Restaurant in 1987, which helped make him one of the most recognizable chefs around Seattle. 

Rautureau has won various awards including the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest in 1998 and has been awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre du Mérite agricole by the French government. He has cooked for such well-known figures as Hillary Clinton, Francis Ford Coppola, Jackson Browne, and Julia Child.

Rautureau says of his cooking philosophy, “It starts with freshness and continues with treating all ingredients with attention.” Overall his cuisine is aligned with the philosophy of food as art. 

Want to know more? Visit his website!

How to Join the Talk: Free event, in English, accessible for all. Registration below is mandatory. You will receive the conference link by email upon registration. Please be advised that the conference is limited to 100 participants. 

About the Organizer: AFSeattle is a 501(c)(3) educational and cultural non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington since 1987. It is a member of an 800+ network of Alliances Françaises around the world and aims to promote French language and Francophone cultures towards a variety of programs. Discover AFSeattle's membership program and ways to support here.

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