Jean Paul Lourdes

The Standard Grill

Biography

A New Zealand native, Jean-Paul Lourdes has a storied and fascinating career covering a variety of sensory-stimulating concentrations. Lourdes has a most unique ability to develop intricate and involved concepts simultaneously while serving as a mentor and teacher for his team.

Most recently helming the Soho House in Malibu and at Joël Robuchon in Bangkok,... READ MORE

A New Zealand native, Jean-Paul Lourdes has a storied and fascinating career covering a variety of sensory-stimulating concentrations. Lourdes has a most unique ability to develop intricate and involved concepts simultaneously while serving as a mentor and teacher for his team.

Most recently helming the Soho House in Malibu and at Joël Robuchon in Bangkok, Lourdes has endeavored to perfect his talents in the art of kaiseki – a culinary form he learned in Japan – that concentrates on enhancing the flavors of the freshest and most seasonal ingredients.

Upon graduating from the University of Paris XI (France) with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, Lourdes found himself in the laboratory mixing fragrances for the perfume industry. Before long, Lourdes sharp senses were heightened and he decided to nourish his innate culinary talent to fulfill his passion for creating. His prowess led him around the world, working in some of the most accomplished kitchens including Michelin 3-Star Restaurants in Paris, Tokyo and London.

In 2005 Jean-Paul completed a joint-Master’s Degree in food science and nutrition from the University of New South Wales (Australia). After relocating to New York City to work in the realm of research and development with restaurateur Stephen Starr, Lourdes garnered impressive reviews from major media outlets ultimately landing him an invitation to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in 2014. His exciting culinary adventure eventually led him to Los Angeles.

Lourdes’ belief is food is intended to enhance the senses, that ingredients should be treated with the greatest of respect and presented in combinations to best reveal individual characteristics.

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