Born in Vendee, France Philippe Chevalier grew up in a world where the appreciation of good food was a natural part of life. He began to train full time in the culinary arts at age 14. Graduating first in his school, Philippe headed to Paris where he was offered a position at the acclaimed Maison Prunier. After completing his military tour he continued his career, developing his skills at renowned Michelin rated establishments throughout Paris. He achieved the post of Executive Chef at the young age of 27. Since leaving Paris, Philippe has enjoyed an award winning career heading kitchens in St. Tropez, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, San Francisco and most recently at his Chevalier restaurant in Danville. As proprietor and chef of Chevalier he was honored to receive Diablo Magazine’s Best Chef of the Bay Area award and won 6 Michelin Bib Gourmand awards.
Philippe Chevalier finds true joy in sharing his talents and passion for good food and wine with family and friends. He is now pleased to offer his culinary skills with his new venture called Chef Chevalier. With this new venture he will continue to offer his popular cooking classes and culinary events as well as providing private catering services.