Fabulous People: Remy Lefebvre

Remy Lefebvre is the new executive chef at Francine Restaurant at Scottsdale Fashion Square. “Francine exudes the charms of le Midi (the south of France) and is the homeland to celebrity chef-founder Laurent Halasz.” Learn more about Remy Lefebvre…

Follow at: @chefremylefebvre

Hometown: Nantes, France

First job: Assistant Export.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Discovering the countryside, visiting farmers and eating in restaurants. 

Your biggest accomplishment and why: I have run successful restaurants around the world, met incredible people, traveled and discovered many cultures, all while making time to spend with my family. I would also say leaving a mark on the people I have trained, worked with and cook for. 

The biggest obstacle you overcame: The next one because there is always a new challenge to conquer.

Someone who inspires you and why: Ferran Adrià. He is a visionary and the most passionate chef I have ever met. 

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Work hard, be passionate and be curious about gastronomy.

Favorite quote: “Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”—Anthony Bourdain

What makes someone fabulous: Generosity. 

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