Legion of Perrier

With Bibou getting a glowing three-bell review in the Inquirer and Fond opening this evening we felt the time was right to bust out our Legion of Perrier infographic.

By our count there are 15 area chefs out on their own who passed through Georges Perrier’s kitchens.

Of course if we missed any, let us know.

Update: Now version 1.1 of the graphic complete with all your additions and subtractions.

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  • buckethead

    Scarduzio was involved with Maia?

  • Sorry, that’s Atlantic City’s Mia, not the Main Line’s Maia.

  • Dan B

    Chef Sam Sheridan.
    Tango Restaurant Bryn Mawr worked for multiple years at Le Bec Fin probably longer than anyone on your list currently except Peter Gilmore.

    Alex Capasso Blackbird “Dining Establishment” also was a sous chef at Brasserie Perrier.

  • Awesome graphic! I love the Marc Vetri-splinter faction.

  • nick

    did vetri work for george or did he just open his restaurant in his old space?

  • Chocolate Gal

    Don’t forget Antoine Amrani Chocolates. Antoine was Perrier’s Head Pastry Chef before launching is own line of chocolates. The factory & store just opened outside King of Prussia and the chocolates are amazing! Plus they give free samples. Read all about them in this week’s Philly Inq Food Section

  • Bob

    francesco martorella & peter dunmire @ brasserie
    shola @ le bec

  • Dan B

    Nick is actually correct.
    I am not quite sure why Marc Vetri’s name is there at all, Vetri never worked for Perrier nor does Perrier have any influence on Vetri’s food or cooking, the only thing they have in common is Chip Roman who worked at Vetri and Le bec.
    the Vetri tangent does not belong on the chart unless you also want to add tangents for Bruce Cooper, Jean Marie Lacroix and Stephen Starr. Not hating on Vetri, I like his food but trying to make the case that Solomonov,Gonzales,Jimenez and Burke were influenced by Perrier is just plain wrong.
    Make a separate Vetri chart.
    That connection does not exist.

  • Dan B

    Nice Change Foobooz.

    Now not to get technical BUT since Bliss has actually been sold I certainly agree with giving Franco props but that means you should also add Greg Gable who was or is the Chef of Donneckers, not quite sure where he is now but the importance of Greg Gable at LBF is not to be underestimated.
    For about 15 years LBF was run by two people, Peter Gilmore during the day and Greg Gable at night. Both were directly the first two kitchen employees under Perrier.
    So add Greg of remove Francesco in the interest of historical accuracy.
    I think the list should be more “inclusive” so I vote add Greg Gable.


  • Dan B

    Also consider adding Rocco Lugrine Bras Perrier/Miel/Table 31


    or Bobby Bennett Pastry Chef LBF 14 years and originally opened Miel


    look under “Our Team” and Executive Chef.
    Le Bec’s pastry cart was in it’s best heydays under Bobby.

  • Patrick

    Shouldn’t Jessie Prawlucki be on it too?