Head in the stars – « Never without my plane, my camera, my computer » – When asked what he takes with him on his travels, Jacques Pourcel immediately answers: his camera, his curiosity, his wanderlust and his freedom!
An inspired chef, creative, a great traveler, a culinary agitator, daring, a man of words and wit, free and curious, overflowing with humor and fantasy, derision and imagination, passionate about cooking and travel, he sets out to discover new restaurants around the world and participates in gastronomic festivals from Miami to Mexico City, from Saint Petersburg to Saigon. He has put meaning into his life, brings with him collaborators and teams, shares and transmits without limit his knowledge and his sharp mastery of the kitchen
The firebrand of the group
Chef, soul of the Jardin des Sens, culinary creator, gatherer of toques.
A cook at heart and in spirit – « never without my stove and my knives ». – He is the guardian of the kitchens. Idealist, orderly, discreet, totally, viscerally committed to the world of cooking, he prefers to concentrate on the products and the recipes than to run around the world. He finds balance and peace within his family and in his stays in Japan – Laurent Pourcel loves Japan and extremely Tokyo. He likes this island where restraint is a rule, where futuristic modernity and secular tradition merge into a particular art of living. There is no shoving, no irritation or impatience. Smiles, courtesy and punctuality reign everywhere. Impassivity, order and beauty. Calmness triumphs everywhere, as does the calm and serenity that the chef brings to the kitchens of the Jardin des Sens.