Alain Laurent was born in 1964 in Brittany, France and became interested in food when he was eight years old. A two year stint at France’s School of Countryside Tourism convinced him that he had found his niche in the pursuit of culinary excellence.
He served his first apprenticeship at age 16 with Great Chef Louis LeRoy in Brittany. At age 22, Chef LeRoy recommended him to 3-Michelin star restaurateur, Jo Rostang and his chef son, Michel, for their La Bonne Auberge restaurant. Alain worked his way up the ladder to chef de cuisine.
When Jo Rostang passed away in 1991, Alain was asked to become chef de cuisine at their hotel property Malliouhana in Anguilla, BWI. In 1997, the Great Chefs Television team arrived on the scene to tape Chef Alain at the Malliouhana for their Great Chefs of the Caribbean series for the Discovery Channel.
Today, Chef Alain Laurent’s greatest enjoyments are “the excitement of discovering a new blend of seasonings and combination of ingredients to create a unique dish”, bringing respect for fine French cuisine to his protégés, and sailing his boat along Anguilla’s shores with his Anguillian born wife and their daughter.