Food and drink

The masters of breakfast

August 13, 2019

At Hôtel Plaza Athénée we take great pride in serving one of the finest breakfasts in Paris. Let us introduce you to three of our ‘masters of breakfast’ who offer our guests a daily dose of happiness.

Jorge Ferreira, fruit chef

From colourful platters and baskets to our famous acai bowl, every morning our very own master of fruit expertly prepares a fresh array of delicious colour for our guests. His colleagues call him ‘The Artist’ because each time he touches a fruit he transforms it into a piece of art. He’s worked at hotel for twenty years and is proud to be the only specialist fruit chef in a Parisian palace hotel. Each month he works with three and a half tons of fruit, so there’s always plenty to keep him busy.

The passion of our teams and their knowledge of our guests are a real strength for us, because breakfast is often the first contact of the day and in most cases, the guests’ last impression before they leave.
Antoine Lair, Breakfast director

Guillaume Cabrol, head baker

Like all dedicated bakers, Guillaume’s day starts early. At 3am he starts kneading and shaping dough to provide freshly-baked delights for our guests. His skilled team have their routine down to a fine art that requires great patience and passion, something that’s been carefully honed over the ten years he’s been at the hotel. He takes pleasure in providing a feast for the senses in the form of both bread and pastries, which not only taste delicious but have just the right look and that all important crunch or melt in the mouth. For something extra special, the team also prepares a ‘pastry of the day’ in tune with the season.

Antoine Lair, breakfast director

For the past 30 years, Antoine has made it his mission to take the very best care of our guests. As breakfast director, he sees his role as like setting the scene for a daily theatrical production. He’s discreet but not invisible, attentive but not omnipresent, and always a step ahead in order to surprise guests by knowing exactly what they want, often before they even know themselves. For his regular guests this includes serving their preferred tea or coffee just the way they like it, without having to be reminded. Those who like to enjoy additional pastries later in the day are offered a takeaway box, which is always much appreciated and a wonderful reminder of their breakfast.

Did you know?

We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for our guests. For example, one day a guest asked us if we could serve him the same jam he enjoys when staying at our sister hotel The Dorchester. We happily sent a member of our team to London to collect the jam and served it to our delighted guest the next morning.

Our chefs bring their passion to every dish they prepare for a wonderful start to your day in Paris. We look forward to you taking breakfast with us soon at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.

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