Paying tribute to French chef Jacques Charette

Paying tribute to French chef Jacques Charette

Beloved chef Jacques Charette, an iconic figure of French gastronomy, has sadly passed away, leaving behind a legacy of culinary excellence.­­

Hospitality Services mourns the loss of esteemed chef Jacques Charette, a dear friend and avid supporter of HORECA Lebanon.
Known as a visionary man, Charette and four colleagues founded L’Académie Nationale de Cuisine in 1977 with a mission to support new talents. He also held the position of honorary president of L’Académie Nationale de Cuisine and director of Toque d’Or magazine.
Speaking about Charette’s tragic passing, Jean Marc Mompach, president of l’Académie Nationale de Cuisine, said:
“L’Académie Nationale de Cuisine has lost its guide. Thank you, Jacques, for your fraternity, humanism, generosity, charisma and passion.”
L’Academie Nationale de Cuisine des Hauts de France wrote: “His loss will be deeply felt as he joins the family of great chefs who wrote the French Gastronomy’s history and made sure that the values behind our craft be transmitted from generation to generation.”

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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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