Chef Biography

Jean Yves was born with the kitchen imprinted in his DNA: his father and his grandfather were chefs with their own restaurants in the south of France (Roussillon and Provence). Born in French Algeria and raised on the Haute-Savoie (Annecy), French Alps, Jean Yves feels Brazilian in his soul. He is married “with a beautiful soteropolitana” with whom he had, in Brazil, “two wonderful daughters.”

Chef Jean Yves has been in charge of the restaurant Skylab since early 2008, when he arrived bringing a consistent gastronomic background acquired in his travels around the world. After attending the hotel school, Thonon-Les Bains in 1970, one of the pioneering institutions of gastronomy and most prestigious in France, he became Executive Chef at Hotel Le Meridien in Rio de Janeiro for eight years. This is where Great Chefs originally caught up with Jean Yves and filmed him.

As the Executive Chef of Skylab, he has impressed everyone with his trademark combination of solid technical knowledge of classical French gastronomy, together with large doses of creativity and perfectionism in the preparation and presentation of the dishes. His creations reflect his multicultural profile to use ingredients and trends of the various countries he has visited.

“I like to try new combinations and reinvent the classic dishes of French cuisine, incorporating ingredients from the country where I live. What I define as classical style evolution” says Chef Poirey


Fruit Croquant with Mango Jelly

Serving: 8 Print Fruit Croquant with Mango Jelly By Great Chefs February 1, 2014 Crispy packets of rum-glazed tropical fruit are garnished with mango jelly, actually a sort of aspic made with mango juice. The aspic is cut into decorative crescents; the recipe should make enough for a few “oops!” cuts and the option of […]

Almond Craquelins with Chocolate Sorbet

Serving: 6 Print Almond Craquelins with Chocolate Sorbet By Great Chefs February 1, 2014 Guava adds its pretty blush color and lush flavor to this dessert. Crisp craquelins, similar to tuiles, are stacked with guava cream and served with rich chocolate sorbet. The guava paste is available from Latin American stores and on-line. Ingredients Chocolate […]

Restaurant Information

Phone :+55 21 2106-1500

Address : Avenida Atlântica, 3264 – CopacabanaRio de Janeiro – RJ22070-000, Brazil

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