Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

The Chef

Pierre Gagnaire

Born in Apinac, France, Pierre Gagnaire is one of the world’s most renowned chefs. His excellent cuisine is often described as modern, although it is deeply rooted in the French cooking tradition. 

The son of restaurant owners, Gagnaire began his career in Lyon before travelling the world to hone his craft. In 1976, he returned home to his family restaurant, Le Clos Fleury, where he earned his first Michelin star. He opened his first restaurant in 1981 in Saint Etienne, going on to win two Michelin stars, an achievement he exceeded in 1992 when his second restaurant won three Michelin stars. 

Gagnaire moved to Paris in 1996 where he opened his eponymous restaurant, going on once again to win three Michelin stars. Since then, he has become Head Chef and owner of numerous restaurants worldwide including the highly acclaimed Pierre at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. In 2009, Gagnaire joined forces with Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, to open Twist, his first and only US restaurant.

Chef de Cuisine, John Miranda

Chef de Cuisine John Miranda was promoted to his current position in 2018 after working in the Twist by Pierre Gagnaire kitchen since 2011. Chef Miranda brings his experience from working at multiple fine dining restaurants in California including The Resort at Pelican Hill and the Ritz Carlton. Chef Miranda’s moved to Las Vegas and served as the Master Cook at Joël Robuchon before beginning his journey at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire where he mastered the techniques and methods personally from Chef Gagnaire and the former Chef de Cuisines so he could eventually be in the position he currently is in. Miranda is consistently motivated to provide guests with a full culinary journey within any dish that is ordered. His dedication to detail and enthusiastic passion for fine dining and flavour is demonstrated in the exquisite plates that come out of his kitchen nightly for dinner. Read his full story here.