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Chef Thierry Blouet

Celebrity Chef

The founder of Café des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, one of the best restaurants in the world, Thierry Blouet was awarded the rank of Maitre Cuisinier in France in February 2000.

This title distinguishes him as one of an exclusive group of culinary professionals and ambassador of French cuisine throughout the world. He is also a member of the Academie Culinaire de France.

Culinary Arts

Thierry is extremely visual. In his dishes, the miracles he creates in the kitchen are converted into compositions that communicate through our senses, using a precise synthesis of colors, flavors, proper lighting and distribution. This gift of intuitive ability to perceive the right harmony of sensual elements is what turns the experience of dining at Café des Artistes into a sensual work of art.

Thierry was born in Puerto Rico in 1964, the son of French parents. His grandfather, Max Blouet, was General Manager of the prestigious Hôtel George V in Paris for over 30 years. Educated in France and Mexico, he began his career in 1983 at the Camino Real Hotel in Ixtapa, then at the Camino Real in Mexico City -at the prestigious "Le Fouquet's de Paris"- where he was named Chef de Partie. He worked during a few seasons at prestigious restaurants and hotels such as "L'Amandier" and "Le Moulin" of Chef Roger Verger near Cannes, France and the "Ritz Carlton" in Chicago among others. In 1987, he came to Puerto Vallarta as Executive Chef at "La Perla", of the same company. He founded Café des Artistes in December of 1990 with two partners and in 1994, he became its sole owner.

In February 2000, Thierry was admitted to the inner circle of the most prestigious chefs of the world, the "Maîtres Cuisiniers de France". Only 340 French chefs hold that title today, it is the highest qualification there is in the world of gastronomy. Their commitment is to be ambassadors of French gastronomy throughout the world, promoting its apprenticeship and continuous perfectioning.

He is also a member of the "Académie Culinaire de France", an organization that brings together French chefs with those of other countries such as Mexico, Canada and the United States. Its goal is to bring together those chefs who wish to share and enrich themselves with the cooking techniques, knowledge and practice combined with respect for tradition and controlled modernism.

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