Chef Biography

Andre Poirot was born, raised and trained in a small eastern French village near the Swiss and German border.  He attended LEp Gerardmer from 1975-1978, then apprenticed as a commis at the Ets Blanche Restaurant in Remiremont, France and the Savoy Hotel in London. In 1980 he served as chief mess officer, then moved up the kitchen brigade to saucier, before moving back to London as saucier at Thomas de Quincey’s Restaurant in 1981. Later that year he took the position as chef at Le Caveau in Bordeaux, which he traded shortly thereafter for sous chef at Ets Cuny Traiteur, also in Bordeaux.

In 1983, he moved to Bermuda to work for the Princess Hotel as chef de cuisine of Harley’s Restaurant and gourmet chef at their Tiara Restaurant, eventually working his way up to executive chef of the entire hotel. 

In 1989, he joined the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans as executive sous chef and later was named executive chef.  In 1992, the Great Chefs television crew showed up at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street to tape Chef Poirot for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs – the Louisiana New Garde television series (episodes 2, 9, 15 & 21).

In 2004, Chef Poirot left New Orleans for the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas as executive chef for the next nine years and then in 2013, to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Little Rock, where he remains today in 2016, as executive chef.


Goat Cheese in Filo Provencal

Serving: 2 Print Goat Cheese in Filo Provencal By Great Chefs November 10, 2015 Crisp packets of golden-brown filo crunch open to release melted goat cheese. They are accompanied by roasted vegetable slices, making this a tasty and relatively low carb, low fat appetizer. Herbes de Provence, which gives the vegetables in this colorful appetizer […]

Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad

Serving: 4 Print Artichoke and Hearts of Palm Salad By Great Chefs November 10, 2015 Easy does it in preparing this perfectly beautiful salad that looks a little bit like Mardi Gras confetti. Although the preparation is simple, the result is a show-stopping salad that makes a dramatic first course. Ingredients Citrus Vinaigrette Fresh lemon […]

Scaloppine of Chicken with Stir-Fried Vegetables

Serving: 4 Print Scaloppine of Chicken with Stir-Fried Vegetables By Great Chefs November 10, 2015 Good and good for you, this recipe uses skinless chicken and olive oil, making it low in cholesterol but not low in color, flavor, or appeal. It’s hearty but not heavy, and also quick to make. Ingredients Butter – 1/2 […]

Gratin of Berries with Sweet Marsala Sabayon

Serving: 4 Print Gratin of Berries with Sweet Marsala Sabayon By Great Chefs November 9, 2015 This is one of those blissfully easy recipes that goes from oven to table in the same dish. A good thing it’s easy because its table-life, once served, is about two minutes, or shorter, depending upon your guests. Other […]

Restaurant Information

Address: 201 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211
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