The February Advisory Board Meeting was attended by the following Advisory Board Members:
- Michel Escoffier, the great-grandson of Auguste Escoffier and the President of the Auguste Escoffier Foundation and Museum in France.
- Michel Bouit, the United States President of Disciples of Escoffier and Owner/President of MBI Culinary Consulting. Voted “National Chef of the Year – 1989” by American Culinary Federation.
- Mary Chamberlin, the Founder and President of Les Dames d’Escoffier International – Monterey Bay Chapter; the National Vice Chair of the American Institute of Food & Wine.
- Luc Pasquier, Culinary Counselor for the French government for 20 years in NYC; Executive Chef for the French Consulate in New York; Certified Master Chef of France to the Ambassador of France in the United States.
- Michael Pythoud, Executive Chef of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Downtown Disney entertainment complex, Water Parks and Sport & Recreation Food and Beverage overseeing all dining experiences.
- Christian Rassinoux, appointed Executive Chef of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2009 following four years as Executive Chef at the Ritz Carlton Portman in Shanghai, China. He has participated in over 40 openings with Ritz Carlton in the past 20 years.
- Jeremiah Tower, an American celebrity chef who, along with Alice Waters and Jonathan Waxman, is generally credited with developing the culinary style known as California Cuisine. In 1984 he opened the famed Stars restaurant in San Francisco. He authored New American Classics, which won the James Beard award in 1986 for “Best American Regional Cookbook”. His most recent book “A Dash of Genius” about Auguste Escoffier’s life and influence on the culinary world.