Welcome Chef de Cuisine, Alexander Odent

September 21st, 2010

Alexander Odent, Chef de Cuisine, recently moved to Washington, DC to join Chef Frederik at the helm of the Smith Commons kitchen. This weekend he served as grill master, preparing tiger prawns and 1/4 pound angus beef burgers at the H St. Festival.

Born and raised in Belgium, Chef Alexander trained at the Hotel School Ter Duinen, where he first met Chef Frederik. In 2000, he earned a Masters Degree in Culinary Arts and Management from the Paul Bocuse School in Lyon, France.

Chef Alexander has a wide-range of culinary experience with restaurants, brasseries and high-profile events across Europe, including catering a birthday party for Prince Rainier in Monaco. For the past four years, he served as Chef of Le Sud in Flanders, which was featured in the Gault et Millau, a highly influential French restaurant guide, as revered as the Michelin guide.

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