HOMETOWN: Soucelles, France
CURRENT CITY OF RESIDENCE: Angers, France
OCCUPATION/PROFESSION: Executive Chef/Owner, Les Petits Prés
LAST SEASON: Winner, “Top Chef France,” Season 10
Born and raised in Soucelles, France, Samuel Albert is the Executive Chef and owner of Les Petits Prés in Angers, a restaurant based in his family’s home where he took his first steps in the kitchen. Known for his meticulous plating, his cuisine pushes the boundaries of French and Japanese fusion. Samuel trained under Joël Robouchon in Monaco and London before traveling the globe to perfect his skills working in renowned restaurants in Australia, Switzerland and Shanghai. He also served as the Executive Chef for the Belgium Embassy in Tokyo. As the winner of “Top Chef France” Season 10, Chef Samuel’s culinary achievements have also garnered him the honor of the Order of the Belgian Crown.