Pierre was awarded the Merite Agricole distinction by the government of France for his contribution of promoting the cuisine and lifestyle of France with the world.
Pierre Sauvaget, an award-winning world-class chef, brings 30+ years of experience and expertise to his table. Drawing on his earliest days in the family charcuterie and formal Master's training in France, Pierre created an innovative style of "clean palate cuisine," refined through his extensive travels, study and teaching of culinary arts throughout the world. Pierre believes in light food accented with basic spices and natural flavors. To complement this “clean palate cuisine,” he applies his advanced knowledge of Reiki, a Japanese healing discipline, to cleanse food and promote better health and digestion.
Pierre served as Executive Chef at the exclusive Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades for 23 years. There, his skills extended from intimate gourmet dining to 1,000-plate banquets. Other professional contributions include such notable Los Angeles restaurants as Citrus, La Vie en Rose and Marriott's LAX Theme Room.
Pierre is a celebrated guest chef whose talents are recognized globally. Guest appearances include international food festivals, dinners, cooking classes and media interviews. Events and consulting experience include engagements in South America, India, Asia and Europe, as well as 15 years at the annual Napa Valley Charity Wine Auction, the John D. Folse Culinary Institute at the University of Thibodaux and numerous local charitable dinners.
Pierre believes education and collaboration are vital to the refinement of his craft. His dedication to learning from and sharing with the masters in his trade is but one of the marks of his preeminence and style as both a gentleman and a chef.
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