Chef Stéphane Carrade
Chef Stéphane Carrade grew up on a farm in the southwest of France where he learnt how to cook with homegrown produce alongside his Spanish grandmother – he decided to be a chef at the age of five. Carrade trained under renown Chef Alain Ducasse, known for evoking emotion through taste.
In 1998, Carrade opened his first restaurant, Chez Ruffet in the French Pyrenees, where he acquired two Michelin stars. Carrade was also part of the 2015 opening team for Le Skiff Club at the Bassin d’Arcachon near Bordeaux, which also acquired two Michelin stars within three years of opening.
Carrade was awarded the Michelin Green Star in 2021, for restaurants at the forefront of the sustainable gastronomy industry. He works as much as possible with small local producers, drives an electric car and picks up most supplies himself.