Stéphane Modat - Chef of Champlain Restaurant & Bistro Le Sam
Chef Modat was appointed in January 2013. This new position within the kitchen brigade of the Château Frontenac was created as part of the major renovation project presently underway which includes the reinvention and renovation of all restaurant outlets.
Originally from southern France and settled in Québec City for over 10 years, Modat is one of the great Chefs of his generation. He has worked in the kitchens of the prestigious Le Jardin des Sens restaurant in Montpellier, a three star Michelin by the famous Pourcel twins, the Château de Divonne in Divonne les bains, as well as L’Univers de Christian Plumail on the French Riviera.Upon his arrival in Québec City, Modat worked for three years alongside Yvan Lebrun at L’Initiale. Subsequently, he became Chef and co-founder of the renowned restaurant Utopie.; which positioned itself as the «second best restaurant in Canada» just one year after its opening. He then took a pause in search of new inspiration by exploring various culinary worlds which led him to discover several countries including China, Japan, North Africa, Korea and many others.
Since December 2009, he has devoted himself to culinary creation with harmony creator François Chartier, with whom he formed a new duo Mc2 and co-wrote the bestselling books Les Recettes de Papilles et Molécules as well as the collection Papilles pour tous! Alongside François Chartier, Stéphane Modat was Chef of the television series Papilles, which aired on Télé-Québec in 2012.