Les Grandes Alpes Private Hotel in Courchevel 1850 is delighted to announce the appointment of Executive Chef Paolo Bianchi.
Joining the team ahead of the upcoming ski season, Bianchi will lead the culinary team at Les Grandes Alpes, reimagining the menu at Le Bizan restaurant – the hotel’s Japanese restaurant, and drawing upon his Italian routes to evolve the extensive in-room dining offering.
Bianchi joins Les Grandes Alpes after two years as Sous Chef at acclaimed Japanese restaurant, Zuma in Rome. His experience and culinary achievements are expected to bring a new dimension to the hotel’s food and beverage offerings, with a promise of combining modern Japanese cuisine with Mediterranean fusion, using local influences as a basis.
The 32 year-old Chef’s career has taken him across the globe, starting in Paris cooking alongside the critically acclaimed Alain Ducasse at Le Jules Berne located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. He then travelled to Dubai to further his passion for Asian fusion cuisine at Jean-George Kitchen at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.
Commenting on his appointment, Bianchi said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Les Grandes Alpes. This is an exciting opportunity for me to draw on my two passions: Japanese cuisine and my Mediterranean roots, and creating a fusion between the two.”
Nicholas Granger, General Manager of Les Grandes Alpes further comments on Bianchi’s appointment stating, “We have been fortunate to have worked with the highest calibre of Chefs and Bianchi is no exception. He has worked with some of the best chefs in the industry, and his creativity and drive are second to none. With Paolo at the helm, we hope to continue to set the standard in dining excellence at Les Grandes Alpes.”
An original feature of Courchevel 1850, Les Grandes Alpes Private Hotel offers a contemporary chalet experience with ski-in, ski-out access, in the centre of the prestigious ski village. Les Grandes Alpes is home to 5-star hotel amenities including Le Bizan restaurant, Bar Bellini and in-room dining with dedicated butler service. The flexibility of the luxurious accommodations caters to couples groups and families alike.