Alexandre Gauthier trained first at the Hotel Management School in Le Touquet, France, then worked in several kitchens under chefs with different cooking styles. Since 2003 he has been the chef-owner of La Grenouillère, located in La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil in the Pas-de-Calais department of France. In 2007 he opened Froggy’s Tavern, a modern grill restaurant also in Montreuil-sur-Mer, followed in 2009 by Les Grandes tables du Channel, his new restaurant in Calais. Alexandre Gauthier is a regular speaker at culinary festivals and seminars worldwide and has twice been invited to cook at Fou de France– an event that showcases promising French talent: first in Paris (September 2005), then in Tokyo (March 2008). In May 2011 he commissioned French architect and kindred spirit Patrick Bouchain to redesign La Grenouillière. The kitchens were entirely renovated to reflect the distinctive style of one of the world’s best young chefs – a creator of signature dishes, with a bold and uncompromising personal imprint.