François was raised in a Bretagne fishing village near Nantes on the west coast of France.
He started cooking professionally at 21, and worked in Michelin-starred kitchens in France, Belgium, the UK and Switzerland, including Le Chalet de la Forêt in Brussels and Hôtel Daniel in Paris.
François moved to Australia in 2014 to work at Aria for 4 years, before moving on to North Bondi Fish.
In 2019, he was promoted to head chef of Chiswick Woollahra where he loves the ethos of simple cooking with produce fresh from the kitchen garden.
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