As part of its “World Class Chefs” initiative, Qatar Tourism in collaboration with Qatar Airways, Qatar Aircraft Catering company (QACC) and Kings of Kitchen, is hosting two of France’s most renowned chefs, Jean Francois Berard and Gabriel Degenne in Qatar. The initiative, which was launched in October, aims to host high-profile chefs from around the world. The two-year long undertaking seeks to offer new dining experiences to Qatar’s residents and visitors, along with facilitating investment opportunities.

Following a successful career in prestigious houses across France such as Le Moulin de Mougins, Le Grand Hotel du Cap and Le Pre Catelan, Chef Jean Francois Berard now runs the family’s 52 years old “Hostellerie Berard”, a famed gastronomic destination in the village of Cadière d'Azur in Provence. Renamed Rene' Sens by Jean Francois Berard in honour of the Chef’s father, the restaurant serves elegant and flavourful Mediterranean cuisine, awarded a Michelin star in 2006, and a Green Michelin Star for gastronomy and durability in 2020.

Chef Gabriel Degenne is amongst the ranks of well renowned chefs in France. He started his culinary career at the age of 12 before working in numerous restaurants across Paris including: Le Petit Zinc, and Le Pastel. In 2013, he joined Le Ciste restaurant at the prestigious Chateau de la Begude hotel, and during his tenure the restaurant was awarded 13.5 points and 2 toques by the restaurant guide Gault & Millau, and a Michelin Guide plate. Since 2019, Degenne has been serving as the Executive Chef of the Mouratoglou Hotel and Resort in the south of France.

Jean Francois Berard and Gabriel Degenne will demonstrate their craft and serve exquisite dishes during an exclusive Chef’s Table on 8-10 December at El Faro restaurant at the Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel, The Pearl Doha, from 18:00 to 20:00 and from 20:30 to 22:00. There are limited seats available, and bookings can be made directly through the hotel.

As part of its mandate to regulate and develop the tourism sector, Qatar Tourism is working closely with its partners across the public and private sectors to help build products that showcase Qatar’s varied offerings.


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Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging investment from the private sector. It will set the national strategy for the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and overseeing its implementation, with the aim of diversifying tourism offerings in the country and increasing visitor spend. Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally and enhancing the tourism sector.


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