At the age of 13, Christophe observed the culinary operations in a relative's restaurant, and knew what he wanted to do with his life. He began his culinary career after his 1991 graduation from the specialty school Lycée Hôtelier St. Bénigne in his hometown of Dijon, France. His early experience included positions in Michelin-starred restaurants and resorts in Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Canada and Poland. Christophe’s culinary expertise, leadership and management skills were recognized early: His career as
an Executive chef took off within 6 years of his graduation, beginning as Executive Chef for the royal
family of Qatar, serving at the palace of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned.
After leading a team at an exclusive hotel/restaurant on the shores of Lac Leman in Switzerland,
Christophe realized his dream of obtaining his Green Card and immigrating to the United States, where
he eventually became a citizen in 2006. He spent the next 13 years as the Executive Sous Chef at the
St. Louis Club, a private city club in Missouri. One of the highlights of Christophe's career is the
distinction of having prepared meals for 43 heads of state, most while accompanying the King of Qatar
on state visits around the world. Westmoreland County became his home in 2012 when he was
recruited to direct culinary operations at a private dining club in Western Pennsylvania.
After many years of professional success and fulfillment, Christophe realized he desired more quality family time. He and his wife made the choice to follow his longtime dream of opening a specialty boutique. He is excited about the opportunity to share his knowledge and expertise with a wider audience, and to provide a brand new shopping experience in the Latrobe area where he can be more active in the community.