Maître Cuisinier de France
Chef David Féau grew up in the kitchen cooking with his mother in France. His father farmed throughout the year, which enabled David to be constantly surrounded by fresh produce. He picked and prepared his own vegetables throughout his childhood, and it gave him a sense of purpose and excitement to be able to till the land and create something nourishing to set on the table each night. Today, Chef Féau’s inspiration comes from each day’s fresh produce and the endless possibilities of what he can create.
Chef Féau earned his degree in classic cuisine at L’Ecole Hotelière, Hélène Boucher, in his hometown of Le Mans, France. After honing his culinary and managerial skills under the guidance of famed chef Guy Savoy in Paris, Chef Savoy tapped Féau to be the executive chef at his Bistrot de L’Etoile in an effort to reinvigorate the restaurant. Within the year of Féau taking over the kitchen, the restaurant was named Best Bistro in Paris by Magazine Capital. Later, he served as Executive Chef of Le Miravile, one Michelin Star rated restaurant in Paris, and was named one of the Six Best Chefs in France Under 30 Years Old by Le Chef Magazine.
After his success in Paris, Chef Féau made his way to New York in 2001 to take over the kitchen in one of the city’s longtime favorites, Lutèce. His creativity and attention to detail earned Lutèce four stars by both Mobil and Forbes Magazine. After revitalizing the flagship restaurant in New York, Féau spearheaded the development of the sister restaurant in Las Vegas, earning that location its own four star rating by Mobil, and was named Chef of the Year in 2003 by Taste of Vegas.