2 Michelin Star Chefs: Anne-Sophie Pic, chef patron, La Dame de Pic

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Editor 9th October 2019

Anne-Sophie Pic is the chef patron of two Michelin starred, La Dame de Pic in London at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Anne-Sophie Pic is France’s only three Michelin starred female chef. Beginning her culinary career in her family’s restaurant in south of France.

La Dame De Pic 

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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ

Phone: 0203 2973799

Website: www.fourseasons.com

Opening times:
lunch 12:00 to 14:15
dinner 18:30 to 22:15
closed - Sunday evening dinner

Executive Chef/ Restaurateur: Anne-Sophie Pic

Head Chef: Luca Piscazzi

Restaurant General Manager: Nicolas Bierry

Sommelier: Jan Konetzki

Instagram: @ladamedepic

Twitter: @fourseasons

Facebook: La Dame de Pic

Restaurants

She has opened restaurants in Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris. La Dame de Pic in London at the Four Seasons Hotel is her latest venture and opened in April 2017. She is best known for gaining three Michelin stars for her restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France. 

Michelin stars

Anne-Sophie’s Grandfather Andre was one of the first chefs to receive three Michelin stars for their family restaurant as the Michelin guide started in 1933 and he received his stars in 1934.

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The White Millefeuille

Anne-Sophie's father eventually took over the business and also retained those three stars for the restaurant. Anne-Sophie initially rejected the chef world and instead travelled overseas to train in management.

 In 1992, at the age of 23,she returned to Maison Pic to train under her father to become a chef. He died three months later, and she moved to working the front of the house.

In 1995, the restaurant lost its third Michelin star, for which she felt she had lost "her father's star", and spurred her to return to the kitchen. In 1997, she took control of the restaurant. She regained three stars in the 2007 Michelin Guide France and has retained them since.

She opened her second restaurant, Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was awarded two Michelin stars in 2009, and is located within the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel.

Female chefs

Anne-Sophie Pic has always been around male chefs, and struggled to express her femininity in the kitchen as she felt she had to have a tough exterior. She notoriously advises female chefs not to be afraid to be feminine, to be a woman in the kitchen, essentially not to follow the male standards in the culinary field. 

What the guides say

Michelin Guide

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AA Restaurant Guide

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She is the fourth female chef to ever win three Michelin stars, and was named the Best Female Chef by The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2011.

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Scottish Langoustine

La Dame de Pic

La Dame de Pic in London at the Four Seasons Hotel is her latest venture and opened in April 2017. The kitchen is run by her head chef Luca Piscazzi The restaurant was awarded its first star in the Michelin Guide UK 2018 and its second in the 2020 guide.

Some of  her team members have previously worked with her before in Valance and Lausanne, where she also has a two star restaurant, so the team are used to working with her and know certain kitchen attributes she likes.

She chose Head Chef Luca Piscazzi as he is a very adaptable which she believes a reliable quality in a chef. Anne-Sophie likes to keep the restaurants modern and not too conventional. Speaking on the restaurant in London she explains she decided to keep it white as she loves the cleanliness of the colour.

Videos with Anne-Sophie Pic:

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 9th October 2019

2 Michelin Star Chefs: Anne-Sophie Pic, chef patron, La Dame de Pic