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Herve Willems

Hervé is a French chef with extensive experience in Paris, Loire Valley, Germany, London and Scotland, including managing his own restaurant. Currently Hervé is a free lance Consultant, Private Chef and Trainer.

He has a high level of cuisine knowledge and practical expertise, covering French, British, European and international techniques and cookery, spanning a career of more than 20 years in Hotel Catering, ten years as a head chef and the last five years in catering training.

Hervé grew up in Paris and the farming area of Chartres Eure et Loire. He started his career at the Lasserre Restaurant 3* Michelin and worked throughout Europe including Scotland and London during the 1980's before finally making Scotland his home in 2001 and awarded ‘the Best Chef of the Borders' in 2003

Hervé is passionate about his cooking and inspires students with his enthusiasm; whilst cooking is serious business there is never a dull moment when La Grenouille is in the kitchen.