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Senior Executive Sous Chef, Chef de Cuisine of Signature French Fine Dining

Nicolas Boujéma

Nicolas Boujéma was born and raised in Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France. He started his career at the age of 15. Two years later, he advanced to a role at La Tour d’Argent in Paris, then he learned further skills while working under three-star Chef Pierre Gagnaire. After that, he served as Sous-Chef at two-Michelin-starred restaurant La Réserve de Beaulieu, a luxury hotel in southern France, before continuing his path to the three-Michelin-starred L’Auberge de l’Ill. At the age of 30, he became the Head Chef of Pierre, a restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, where Chef Pierre Gagnaire was also based. His success at Pierre led him in 2013 to the role of Chef de Cuisine at Signature, the French fine-dining restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, which has held a star every year since the first issue of Michelin Guide Tokyo was published. In 2019, Chef Nicolas was appointed as a Senior Executive Sous Chef to oversee all the hotel’s kitchen teams, and he is now also leading Signature French Fine Dining as Chef de Cuisine.

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