ADRIEN RENAUD - CHEF
After graduating in 2006 from the ITHQ, it is while in graduate culinary arts training that he meets John Lapierre-Réhayem, his friend and work companion. His experiences in France and in a Guatemalan farm at 24 years old will make him discover a whole new approach to cooking. Among other things by spending time with artisans, bakers, butchers, …
After having worked at Sofitel’s Le Renoir restaurant, and then at La Salle à Manger, he takes part in 2010 in the opening of Tuck Shop as Sous-Chef. His encounters and relationships with Quebec farmers grow more and more, as does his love for local products. Three years later, he takes the lead of Laloux with his friend John Lapierre-Réhayem before starting his adventure as Chef at Foodlab.
Adrien Renaud is a poster child for Montreal’s current cuisine, and first and foremost a strong supporter of Quebec’s farming and terroir. Every day, he showcases the work of local artisans/farmers. And to do so, he surrounds himself with the very best, like Mr Bertrand or Mr Legault with whom he’s been working for many long years. To recognize the work that these Men in the shadows do is more than necessary according to him. Adrien lives with the seasons and from what nature offers him, and sets this up harmoniously in his plates.