Jean-Claude Garzia was born in Antibes, France, located between Nice and Cannes, in 1955 into a family in the fish business. At the age of 8, he would watch his mother prepare a delicious variety of foods, and from that instant, knew that he wanted to become a chef. After high school, he attended a French Hotellerie College for 5 years, acquiring both C-A-P and B-E-P diplomas. In 1977 he accepted a position in Quebec, Canada at the Hilton Hotel as chef saucier. A year later he worked at the Chateau Frontenac as first sous chef, and later moved to the Four Seasons Hotel as sous chef.
In 1981, he moved to Bermuda to become sous chef at the Princess Hotel and three years later in 1984, moved to Atlanta to join the Ritz-Carlton as sous chef. A year later, in 1985, an offer came to move back to Bermuda as executive chef at the Cambridge Beaches Hotel. Fourteen years later in 1999, the Great Chefs television team showed up to tape Chef Garzia for their Great Chefs of the Caribbean series for the Discovery Channel.
They had been filming Great Chef Roger Vergé in the south of France, who had recommended to them that they consider Jean-Claude for their Caribbean series. Both Chefs Vergé and Troisgros had said that he recently (1996) won the Best Chef of France (Meilleur Ouvrier de France), and was presented with the diploma and medal by French President, Jacques Chirac.
In 2008, Chef Jean-Claude Garzia opened his own restaurant, Beau Rivage in Bermuda where today in 2016, he still holds court happy to make his guests happy and satisfied.
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