Executive Chef Thomas Bellec Of Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Inducted Into Esteemed Maîtres Cuisiniers De France
As one of the most envied titles that chefs aspire to have, Executive Chef Thomas Bellec of Beverly Wilshire, AFour Seasons Hotel has been named as a Master Chef of France by Maîtres Cuisiniers de France.
Maître Cuisinier de France Thomas Bellec
“I am elated to receive this honour,” Chef Bellec says. “Having worked towards this recognition my whole career, I look forward to sharing this enthusiasm with the culinary team at Beverly Wilshire to further inspire new and innovative dishes for our menus.”
Maîtres Cuisiniers de France is one of the oldest culinary associations in the world, established in 1951 for those who seek “to preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development.” The selective process to become a Maître Cuisinier requires the candidates to be French nationals who currently hold positions as a chef for at least two years with a mastership of cooking technique, superior qualification and professional culture. Today, its nearly 570 members are located in Europe, North America, Asia, South America and Africa.
A native to coastal Concarneau in Brittany, France, Bellec’s career began at a young age as an apprentice in a Michelin Star-rated restaurant called Le Galion, owned and managed by a Maitres Cuisiniers de France. HisFour Seasons career began in 1999 and has included properties such as Four Seasons Resorts Lanai,Four Seasons Hotel Boston and Four Seasons Hotel Toronto.
Thomas Bellec is among nine chefs from the United States and Canada to be inducted into the society’s elite roster in 2015.