Meet Voyaje 2017 Featured Chef: Stephan Berrouet Durand

Born and raised in Haiti, Stephan Berrouet Durand is an award winning and highly acclaimed Chef and Culinary Ambassador traveling the world promoting Haiti’s gastronomy. He has become the face of the culinary movement in Haiti as the initiator and Chef host of “Gout et Saveurs Lakay” Haiti Food & Spirits Festival and was featured in the first video of Haiti’s national tourism campaign “ Let me take you to discover Haiti”.

Using his passion for Haiti, Chef Stephan has made a name for himself being invited to represent Haiti in a number of events with the Ministry of Tourism, Haitian Embassy in Venezuela, in Washington, D.C. & the Haitian Consulate in Atlanta. Through a special invitation to Washington, DC by Haiti’s Ambassador Paul Altidor, Chef Stephan cooked at the Embassy for a special Flag day celebration event and the World Bank. Two of his dishes were featured at Celebrity Chef Jose Andres restaurant Jaleo as part of this celebration.

A Featured Chef at Montreal en Lumière Food Festival and a number of other events such as Bolto Touristico del Caribe in Santo Domingo where he brought home two medals including the silver medal for his signature dish the “Paella Creole” with the indigenous “Djondjon” Mushroom from Haiti. He also presented Haiti’s flavors in Hello Santo Domingo, A Taste of Haiti in Ireland by Haven Foundation and Flavors & Colors of Haiti in Atlanta just to name a few.

As an Executive Chef, Private Chef, Caterer and Culinary Consultant, he has cooked for some notable personalities like Florida Governor Jeb Bush, United States Air Force Chief of Staff & Secretary General, Haiti’s President, Prime Minister and Doctor Oz. Chef Stephan has collaborated in a number of projects in NY, Miami and Haiti providing planning & logistics, training, and menu creation based on the needs of the project.

He assisted with the openings and management of the Chronicle in Orange, NJ, provided Food safety training for Sodexho’s hospital division and for the United States Air Force food service division. He is the owner of Culinary by Design, a Personal Chef, Caterer and Culinary Consulting services. Previously he owned 2 cafes and opened Durand Food Services, which provided catering services to Army bases all over the USA.

We were privileged to have chef Stephan as our featured culinarian at our event in May 2017. Sorry if we got your mouth’s watering and you missed out onthis event! Check out the pictures here. Lagos by Day and Paris by Night did a nice blog feature about our event too!

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