About The Speaker
Thierry Papillier, Marrakech
Executive chef at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech
Food and drink have been passions of Papillier since his childhood in northwest France. As a student, he focused his studies on cuisine, including earning a certificate in chocolate training, before accepting a position at Relais & Chateaux hotel on the Normandy coast. It was the first of five Michelin-starred restaurants that employed him over six years in France – all before he turned 25.
Today at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Chef Thierry takes great pride in creating contemporary dishes infused with the best of local and seasonal products and a very special interest for seafood.
THIERRY PAPILLIER BIOGRAPHY
Four Seasons Tenure — Since 2010
Four Seasons Hotel Casablanca; Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita; Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza; First Arabian Hotel and Resort Company, Cairo; Hotel Nile Hilton; various restaurants in France
Birthplace: Brittany, France
Education: Lycee Hotelier de la Guerche de Bretagne; certificate in chocolate training, Le Nôtre’s School; Alain Ducasse formation centre
Nominations: 2018 finalist at The World Gourmet Society event in Monaco for the most creative plate.
Member of disciples Escoffier since 2018