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.