The French Chef, Christian Née will take on his new role as Executive Chef of Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury on 1 May 2020.
With more than 30 years of experience, Christian Née has polished his skills in various recognised French culinary establishments. The Executive Chef’s background includes more than 20 years over two distinct spells at La Pyramide, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Vienne. Other restaurants where he worked include L’Auberge des Adrets, La Bastide – Les 5 Lys, La Brasserie Le Nord and Pavillon Sévigné.
Royal Palm’s new Executive Chef has also previously honed his talent at Château de Divonne with his predecessor, Michel de Matteis. A renowned figure of French cuisine, the latter has left the hotel after 16 years for new challenges in January 2020.
Recognised among the Best Craftsmen in France (Meilleurs Ouvriers de France), Christian Née has shone in a number of prestigious competitions, including the Pierre Taittinger International Culinary Award, the Concours Gastronomique d’Arpajon, the Nérios d’or and the Trophée Culinaire Jean Troisgros. He also took part in a series of gastronomic weeks in different countries including Canada, Belgium, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan and Mauritius together with La Pyramide Restaurant and the Paul Bocuse Institute.
Married with two children, Christian Née brings all his passion and inspiration to carry on the long-standing tradition of culinary excellence of this iconic landmark of the hospitality industry in Mauritius.