Maître Cuisinier de France – 2015
Frédéric Perrier – a native of Lyon, France who first apprenticed at the age of fifteen under Georges Blanc, the renowned chef/owner of his eponymous restaurant in Vonnas, before continuing his education at Paul Bocuse on the Cote d’Azur.
Chef Frédéric ultimately moved to New York City as Executive Chef at the acclaimed French restaurant La Cité – where he received high praise in national publications like Bon Appetite, The New Yorker, Food & Wine, and Esquire – and later served a 4-year stint as Private Chef for the French Ambassador to the United Nations.
The French import splashed onto the Houston culinary scene as Chef / Owner of Grille 5115 and later opened Café Perrier in the Galleria area. Wanting to stay closer to his family, he then launched AURA in Missouri City – known as “innovative American with an ‘inch’ of French” – ultimately relocating the restaurant to Sugar Land Town Square as AURA Brasserie.
In March 2015, Chef Frédéric was inducted into the exclusive Maitres des Cuisiniers as a Master Chef – one of the most respected honors in the industry with just over 300 chefs in the world being given the title over the past 60+ years.