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Chef de Cuisina Francesa in Florianopolis.
I was born and raised in the South of France. My mother would always make home cooked meal and I became passionate about food at a very young age. I followed my passion and studied at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon France. After graduating, I interned at the 3 star Michelin restaurant Paul Bocuse and then went to Paris to work at the 3 Michelin star restaurant Guy Savoy and 1 Michelin Star restaurant Le Jardin that was focused on seasonal farm to table fusion cuisine. After spending 3 years in Paris, I moved to Cannes and worked at The Palme D'Or, a 2 Michelin star Restaurant that had a lot of Provencal and Italian Influence. After the summer season, I went to restaurant Michel Bras in Laguiole, a 3 Michelin star restaurant. At the time, it was rated on of the top 10 restaurants in the world. I was an amazing experience and cuisine that was very influence by local vegetables, flowers and herbs. I then moved to Boston where I was Executive chef for the top rated French restaurant called La Voile for 9 years. I moved to Austin in 2018 and started my personal chef and small catering company but I've always dreamed of living in Brazil so in 2020, I took a chance with my family and moved to Floripa! I am exited to bring French cuisine to the Island and using its natural beauty to inspire my dishes.
For me, cooking is...
A responsibility to bring happiness and meant to bring people together.
I learned to cook at...
I was lucky to work for great chefs such as Cristophe Pele, Michel Bras, Guy Savoy and Paul Bocuse.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role model in the kitchen is Cristophe Pele
A cooking secret...
My secret in the kitchen is to use the best ingredients possible, using the techniques that I learned to cook them and create a well balanced dish.
As a professional Chef, I offer the following services
I can create a menu based on your preferences to enjoy in the comfort of your home in Florianópolis. Simply tell me what you're craving!
I can provide catering services in Florianópolis for weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
At home cooking course
Choose this option for a private cooking class in Florianópolis and I will put together a tailor-made cooking lesson for you.
Weekly healthy meals in Florianópolis, prepared in your home or delivered once per week
Reviews about Raphael
Raphael was such a culinary treat! The cuisine he prepared offered authentic French flavors and presentation. I’m addition to his talent in the kitchen, Raphael was a delight to spend time with - he is kind, genuine and it is obvious that he strives to please his guests with his meals. We will definitely be using Raphael again and we will be passing his name along to others!
Nikki Maples-Sep 26, 2019
Raphael Lambert was amazing!! I have already recommended him and Take a Chef to so many of my friends and family! It was such an easy process, the chef was outstanding and accommodating, and it made our night so special! I will definitely be using again :) I am so thankful to have found this service- I could not have had a better experience! Thank you Raphael and thank you Take a Chef!!
Katie Dodson-Sep 3, 2019
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