Pauline Dubord, originally from Paris, France is the Restaurant Manager at Brasserie Chavot. It was at the tender age of 15 when Pauline decided that she wanted to be a chef. Sharing a passion for food with her grandfather, he continues to be her inspiration. Pauline’s career began at the prestigious Jean Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts in Paris, where she successful gained her diploma. With Pauline’s family originally from Lyon, considered to be ‘the capital of food’, gastronomy has always been her passion. Her grandfather was friends with the talented Paul Bocus, who also encouraged her to cook creatively.

Since leaving Jean Ferrandi School, Pauline has worked for a number of prestigious restaurants, including her first role in 2003 at the ‘Café de la Paix’, one of the most famous brasseries in Paris. She also spent time working on luxury cruise ships which gave her the opportunity learn about the various types of foods from different cultures.

Pauline has always been aware of Eric Chavot’s reputation and what with her great interest and love of food as well as her strong desire to create perfection in the kitchen; she was simply waiting for the opportunity to work with him.

“I simply love the food at Brasserie Chavot as it is always simple yet delicately and intricately prepared. The restaurant only uses traditional ingredients which help produce memorable flavours” says Pauline. “My favourite dish has to be the Cod with Chick Peas and Chorizo (a perfect surf and turf dish full of flavour, ideal for a lunch or dinner).”

One of Pauline’s most memorable meals was dinner at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris. Once again, she describes the food as being similar to that produced at Brasserie Chavot as it is simple, yet elegant and traditional with the added bonus of producing fireworks on the palate.