At the helm of the France Pavilion’s culinary experience, two Executive chefs, Chef Martin Becquart and Chef Erwan Stadler, will be leading the iconic Sofitel Dubai Downtown Food & Beverage team, the main caterer for the France Pavilion.
Chef Martin brings a wide range of experience working in kitchens around the world from having worked in Europe, South America, all the way to south-east Asia and finally the Middle East, travelling and cooking have become Becquart’s biggest fascinations. His international exposure has enabled him to admire a variety of cultures, and he is proud to say that “Learning new cultures and discovering new things about local people and food are the parts of my job that I love most”.
Similarly, Chef Erwan’s international experience allows him to say that “There is no better joy in my opinion than to see a guest smiling when tasting the first spoon of his plate, those moments make all the hard work and long hours that we are behind our cooking stove in our industry worth it”.
Alongside the menus created by Chef Martin and Chef Erwan, Accor will also be introducing six guest chefs from across its hotels in France, to offer visitors of the Pavilion the chance to discover and enjoy French gastronomy and hospitality at its finest.
Every month throughout EXPO2020, a region of France will be represented by one of the six guest chefs, supervised by Chef Martin and Chef Erwan.
“We are very proud to be part of EXPO 2020 as a platinum sponsor of the France Pavilion”, says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey. “As a leading French hospitality group, this is a great opportunity for us to display our authentic and exclusive hospitality style while introducing renowned French Chefs and Limitless experiences throughout key events.”