Appointed Executive Chef
At Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia
Stephane’s culinary career began at the age of 15 with an apprenticeship in l’Auberge Lamartine, one Michelin-starred restaurant in his hometown in the eastern part of France, right in the heart of the Alps. After graduating, he worked in establishments across France and Switzerland; Vista Palace Hotel in Roquebrune Cap Martin, Chateau de Divonne in Divonne-Les-Bains and Relais chateaux La Reserve in Albi. His love for travel took him to the Caribbean where he worked in the kitchens of the beautiful Hotel Le Toiny on the island of St Barthelemy, a Relais& Chateaux property, and La Samanna Hotel by Orient Express in St Maarten.
His first foray into Southeast Asia came in 2008 when he became Executive Chef at the renowned Cassis restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. His almost five years there nurtured a love for Indonesia, and brought him together with his Indonesian wife. He now brings his many years of finely honed experience to Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali.