Jean Francois

Executive Chef, Fairmont Lake Louise
“I grew up in Canada, where the harvests take place in the fall. Every Sunday during the season, my parents took us to local farms to pick up our fresh fruits and vegetables. It was this weekly family time that created long-lasting memories. Today when I start working in a new restaurant, I like to get to know farmers and growers close to me, find out their stories…because again, it’s all about family.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”