We’re bringing the gourmet spirit of France to your table and your heart with four evenings of culinary masterpieces. Join us to experience French elegance and sophistication interpreted by the creative talents of three grand chefs.
Born in Paris, Steve Benjamin holds two culinary titles from the Chambre du Commerce du Val d'Oise. He worked at Le Cabouillet and Paris International Golf Club, gaining experience as a Master Chef; followed by Le Celadon and Les Beatille as General Division chef in the French army and then as Chef de Partie and Maître Saucier at Les Béatilles, Drouant and Le Relais Sevres; all Michelin-starred restaurants. In 2002, he started as Sous Chef at the Astor Hotel in Paris where he studied with Joël Robuchon, considered the "chef of the century", who recruited him to open L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris. He later moved to Las Vegas as the Executive Chef of the new L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand, where he received a Michelin Star rating. Since 2017 he has been the Executive Chef of the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills and is also a recent winner of Chopped! on the Food Network.
Originally from the Paris region, Guillaume Morancé studied at the Hotel School of Brunoy. He has worked in some of the best hotels in Paris, including the Lancaster and Le Meridien and at the prestigious Potel et Chabot, serving gourmet banquets in New York, Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Paris. He also is a member of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, the Culinary Academy of France and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and now leads the kitchens of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit as Executive Chef.
Originally from Mexico City, Chef Hernández began his culinary career as an apprentice with AM Resorts and later joined Piaf restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort under the tutelage of Chef Michel Mustière. During that period he began to specialize in French culinary techniques and was awarded the title "Apprentice of Maître Cuisinier de France". He is currently the Executive Chef of Piaf restaurant at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.