Born in Paris, Bertrand Grébaut is a chef who combines his two great passions: graphic design and cooking.
“I did not grow up in this environment, but I come from a family where the culture of goodness and taste existed. My mother cooked a different dinner every evening, part of my family is a winegrower in Bordeaux. I turned to graphic design after passing my baccalaureate in the continuity of graffiti”
Following his first experiences at Bernard Pineau in 2004, then at the table of Joël Robuchon in 2005, Bertrand Grébaut found himself under the leadership of Alain Passard in the kitchens of “L’Arpège”, before joining the restaurant “L ’Agapé’ in 2006, a restaurant that quickly received a Michelin star.
“My cuisine has evolved over the years, but I would say that it is above all sustainable, very plant-based, both contemporary and very imbued with French traditions.”
Barely after having passed the quarter of a century, Bertrand Grébaut chose to take a new direction in his life as a cook andd it was to Asia that the Parisian of origin took off on a culinary journey. Determined to open his own restaurant, Bertrand Grébaut returned to France in 2010 and finally opened “Septime” in 2011 in the heart of the capital.
“We must stop the parallel between cooking and art!”
With a name inspired by the film “Le Grand Restaurant” with Louis de Funès, “Septime” is a restaurant where haute cuisine is democratized at affordable prices. There are also, inevitably, some graphic touches for the pleasure of the eyes.
As Head Chef of bijou bistro Septime, Chef Bertrand Grébaut has brought modern French cuisine to the 11 Arrondissement of Paris.
“We try to make a cuisine of our time, vegetable and, despite everything, steeped in tradition. “