Local Chefs

Now with four Michelin-starred restaurants and chefs winning more and more accolades, Vendée is enhancing its reputation as a new gourmet destination. Below are details of the chefs taking part in the "Les Dîners Toqués de Vendée" initiative.

Chefs in Les Sables d'Olonne

Learn about Nicolas Ferré (head chef of Le Quai des Saveurs), Jean-François Debladis, (head chef of La Ferme de Villeneuve), Thomas Evanno (head chef of Mercure Côte Ouest) and blogger Marie-France Thiery

Chefs in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie

Learn about chefs from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie: Jean-Marc Pérochon (head chef of Les Brisants), Sylvain Maran (head chef of Le Boisvinet), Nicolas Coutand (head chef of Les Gênets) and Nicolas Boucher (head chef of Le Balata).

Chefs on Noirmoutier island

Learn more about the background and culinary styles of Alexandre Couillon, head chef of La Marine in Noirmoutier.

Chefs in Vendée Vallée

Learn more about Fabrice Biteau, David Coutant and Stéphan Malaquin (head chefs of Les 3 Piliers).

Chefs in Southern Vendée

Learn more about chefs in Southern Vendée: Philippe Gobin (head chef of Le Rabelais), Fabrice Riefolo (head chef of l'Auberge de La Rivière), Laurent Soulard (head chef of Au Fil des Saisons), and Loïc Rault (head chef of La Rose Trémière).