Chef Biography

Franck was born in 1959 in Nice, France and spent most of his professional life working in the south of France near the Mediterranean.  He trained at Lycee Hotelier de Nice.  Following tradition, he worked at a series of fine restaurants for the opportunity to work with outstanding chefs, beginning with Jacques Maximim at le Negresco Hotel in 1978 and 1979 (and returning in 1982 and 1984 to work with him as chef saucier).  He worked at the Hotel Juana in Juan-les-Pins with Alain Ducasse, first as commis, then saucier, before returning to le Negresco.

He went up to Italy to work at Enoteca Pinchiorri as second, then as Chef de Cuisine.  In 1987 he moved to Le Louis XV, the first time to work again with Alain Ducasse, then in 1996 as his second de cuisine.

Great Chefs was to film Alain Ducasse in 1998 at Le Louis XV and he asked that we tape Franck instead because “he cooks better and it will give you a better show”.  He presented a Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and a Shellfish Seafood entrée.   He has headed the team there ever since.  In 2007 he was appointed Executive Chef of all the restaurants at the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo.  He is also still the Executive Chef of the iconic Louis XV-Alain DUCASSE, whose kitchen he runs with the efficient complicity of Dominique Lory.


Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Serving: 4 Print Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms By Great Chefs April 16, 2014 Creamy risotto, flavored with onion, wine, and Parmesan cheese, is topped with golden-brown cepes mushrooms and served with a reduced veal stock sauce. The combination is more than the sum of its simple ingredients. Ingredients Mushrooms Cepes (porcini) mushrooms – 10 OZ […]

Shellfish and Seafood Saute

Serving: 4 Print Shellfish and Seafood Saute By Great Chefs April 16, 2014 This seafood saute is composed of the freshest seafood you can get at your market. Yours will vary from the chef’s original because he prepared his with seafood available along the French Mediterranean coast. For that reason, the ingredients list suggests items […]

Restaurant Information

Phone : +377 98 06 30 00

Address : Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco

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