Resident Award-Winning Executive Master Chef Pascal Olhats

  • Resident Master Chef Pascal Olhats

     Chef owner of  Épicerie Pascal & Café Jardin in Newport Beach since 1996, Chef owner of Pascal’s cafe in San Juan Capistrano. Pascal is also Chef and owner of Pascal’s Tea Garden Creperie. 

  • Attended Hotel School in Brussels, Belgium after apprenticeship in Rouen, Normandy, his hometown.

  • Worked for Master Chef Paul Bocuse in Lyon

  • Spent three years in St. Tropez at Club 55

  • Came to California in 1984

  • Chef at Hotel Le Meridian , Newport Beach

  • Chef at Restaurant Chanteclair , Irvine

  • Chef of the Year in 1991

  • President of the French Chef’s Association

  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

  • 2006 Restaurant Hall of Fame National Award

  • Pascal’s latest venture and enjoyment come from teaming up with Designer and Co-Owner Anne Manassero in The Farmer’s Wife and The French Chef.  Together they combine their talents to introduce easy lifestyle lessons in taking your house to a home and your food from good to gourmet.