A dinner for the senses with award-winning chef Frédéric Jaunault at Eddé Sands

A dinner for the senses with award-winning chef Frédéric Jaunault at Eddé Sands

Frédéric Jaunault, founder of the Academy of Fruits and Vegetables in France and “MOF Primeur” (Best Craftsman of France – Fruits and Vegetables category), has had an interesting journey. Having previously worked in the United States and in Bermuda, as well as at the iconic Ledoyen, the Plaza Athenee, Bernard Loiseau and Le Normandie in Deauville, he decided to specialize in vegetables, finding balance between tradition and modernity, technicity and pleasure. Here, Jaunault tells us about his upcoming charity gala dinner by Mon Liban d’Azur, which is set to take at Eddé Sands, Byblos -Lebanon, on May 28, 2022.


How would you describe your culinary journey?
My culinary career is rich in encounters and experiences. I enjoy sharing knowledge and constantly learning new techniques relevant to my profession.

Why did you decide to take part in the “Mon Liban d’Azur” initiative?
In my opinion, solidarity is also an act of life and in our life, we ​​have encounters that make us grow and move forward. This event is part of wanting to give back to people who do great things in life. That is why I would like to share my know-how with these beautiful people and endorse their initiatives.

What can guests look forward to experiencing at the event?
Beyond savoring good food, they can expect to meet people who share a passion for their work.

How would you describe the culinary identity of France and Lebanon?
Each country has its own culinary identity derived from traditions and cultures. There are flavors in these traditions, so traveling makes it possible to understand and learn about culinary wealth.

What is the latest food trend that you are most passionate about?
Trends are like fashion; they change and evolve according to expectations and designers. My thirst for learning makes me passionate about everyone in my profession.



A five-course charity gala dinner will take place at Eddé Sands Resort, Byblos -Lebanon, on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

The gala dinner is part of an initiative by Mon Liban d’Azur, a non-profit association chaired by Géraldine Ghostine, and endorsed by Alice and Roger Eddé, public figures and owners of the Eddé Sands seaside resort. Open to everyone, hundreds of lucky guests will savor a Franco-Lebanese menu, in the eclectic setting of Eddé Sands complex in Byblos.

According to Alice Eddé, Chairman EddéSands Hotel & Wellness Resort, this dinner will be prepared by a unique gastronomic duo. For the first time in Lebanon, French chef Frédéric Jaunault and Eddé Sands’ talented chef Rosine Badawi, will prepare a five-course menu that will take guests on a culinary journey from France to Lebanon. The event will be attended by VIPs such as Joyce Azzam, a Lebanese elite mountaineer who holds the record of being the only Lebanese woman to complete the Seven Summits Challenge. The evening will be punctuated by a raffle with great prizes.

All profits will be donated in full to support projects for young entrepreneurs (“Neopreneur”, Growth & Development Hub).


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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