BRAZIL Laurent Suaudeau
Sauaudeau studied at a technical culinary school where he met chef Yvon Garnier who gave him is first job. After working in several French restauarants around the country, Sauaudeau moved to Brazil to head up Le Saint-Honore restaurant in Meridien Hotel in Rio before opening his own restaurant in 1986, later voted the best restaurant in the city. He then went on to open a second restaurant under the same name of Laurent, in Sao Paulo.
He also owns his own culinary school and a premium catering company (Arts de La Table), providing cuisine at events such as the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Sauaudeau founded the Brazilian Association of High End Gastronomy (ABAGA) in 1994, an internationally recognised industry body.
Honorary President of the Laurent Gourmet Show since 1996
The Chevalier de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole, awarded by the French Government for his work on disseminating French culture in 1997
Maître Cuisinier de France since 2004
Best French restaurant, Sao Paulo, elected by Veja magazine 1997-2000
Chef of the Year, elected by Gula magazine 2000
Chef of the Year elected by Gula magazine 2003
Best French restaurant, Sao Paulo, elected by Gula magazine 2003
Best Dessert Sao Paulo, voted by Veja magazine 2003