Our Head Chef
Some people have to learn how to cook and all the different techniques of this art when few others have it in their blood and just have to remember their childhood. Born in the capital of french gastronomy, in a butchers and caterers family, it's as if, since the begining, everything was combined to shepherd Gatien Demczyna at the stove.
From South of France to high altitude resorts, Gatien Demczyna, has consistently put his experience to make good products shine. This way of cooking has become is signature and the recipe of his success.
Rigorous professional, man of compassion and passionate about cooking, do not be suprised to meet him wandering through the woods in the hope to find mushrooms for a new creation.
Now head chef of our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloitre and our bistro Le Pesquier, Gatien Demczyna is committed to ensure a fantastic guest experience.
Having decided to stay in the sun, he has been working in Giono’s Provence, among the centennial olive trees, since 11 June 2012, in the kitchens at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel and L’OCCITANE Spa, an amazing place, and a veritable haven of peace.
The Chef’s cuisine can be sampled both at our gastronomic Cloître restaurant and the gastronomic Pesquier bistro.