Maître Cuisinier de France Since 2012

Jean-Luc Boulay

Executive Chef

Maître Cuisinier de France

Originally from France, Jean-Luc Boulay emigrated to Canada in 1976 to settle there permanently. Master Chef of France and Officer of the Order of Agricultural Merit of France, he is renowned for his mastery of foie gras, having learned in particular from Joël Robuchon, and favors a generous and tasty cuisine based on fresh regional products from Quebec and Canada.

The popular permanent judge of the show Les Chefs! For 10 seasons broadcast on Radio-Canada has become a key figure in the Quebec gastronomic landscape, recognized for his humble and rigorous approach to have inspired several generations of chefs in Canada, and for having participated in the quiet revolution of Quebec cuisine.

Jean-Luc Boulay has used his solid French training to create a modern distinctive gastronomy with accents of the Quebec and Canadian terroir. He is known for having revived the use of products from the boreal forest that have fallen into oblivion and to have combined French know-how with these local flavors.



  • 2013, Chef of the Year by the Society of Chefs, Cooks and Pastry Shops of Quebec (SCCPQ)
  • 2009, Meritas Award, Society of Chefs, Cooks and Pastry chefs of Quebec (SCCPQ)
  • 2010, Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merit Agricole de France
  • 2010, Governor General’s Award for Tableware (by the Governor-General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean)
  • 2012, Renaud-Cyr prize
  • 2012, he was inducted into Master Chef of France
  • 2017,  Officer of the Order of Agricultural Merit of France
  • 2019, Lumière Award, Society of Chefs, Cooks and Patissiers of Quebec (SCCPQ)

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