As far back as his memories go, there are marine and iodine smells linked to his native Brittany. His passion for cooking arose when he was working at sea.
“The meal was a privileged moment on the boat. It was the memory of these moments of happiness that first made me want to cook. »
After successful experiences in the provinces, his desire to discover French gastronomy led him to Paris. It was there that he discovered great cuisine, refined his palate and became more demanding.
After 12 consecutive years of 3 Michelin stars at the Ledoyen restaurant, the Four Seasons George V Paris, offered him the challenge of winning back the 3rd Michelin Star for the restaurant Le Cinq, which he obtained in 2017.
Now more Parisian than ever, Christian Le Squer aims to perpetuate the “French art of living” within the hotel. He imagines elegant, gourmet and generous dishes that are inspired by the spirit of the times.
“I first have the taste of the dish in my mouth, before finding the ingredients that will compose it. It’s an intuition, something that grabs you. It’s like love at first sight.”
If his greatest pride is to engrave a dish, a moment, a sensation, in the memories, he wishes above all to offer a memorable gastronomic experience.
Determined and serene, Christian Le Squer defines himself as a creator of flavors and a composer of tastes. Like a couturier or a perfumer, he shapes and assembles products to sublimate them and obtain the most accomplished flavors, in perfect coherence.
Key Dates for Christian Le Squer
Christian Le Squer enrols in a hotel school and obtains a CAP/BEP in cookery in Vannes
At the helm of the Café de la Paix, he obtains his first star at just 34 years of age
Christian Le Squer joins the kitchens of the Pavillon Ledoyen, where he confirms his 2 stars
The Chef is awarded his 3rd Michelin star
He joins the exclusive circle of chefs awarded 5 Toques in the Gault & Millau guide
Christian Le Squer takes over the helm of Le Cinq restaurant, awarded 2 Michelin stars at the time
Christian Le Squer is awarded 3 stars in the Michelin guide, 5 Toques and 19/20 in the Gault & Millau guide
Christian Le Squer is voted Chef of the Year by his peers
Christian Le Squer celebrates 20 years of three Michelin stars. A rare accolade, since fewer than ten chefs in the world can boast such longevity since the guide was created in 1900.