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Meet our Chefs


Paris, France

Chef Bio

Born and raised in Paris, France, Chef Dominique grew up knowing that he wanted to pursue culinary arts for a living and went on to study cooking at College Albert De Mun and Chamber of Commerce of Paris. He had the fortune of working at many fine Parisian restaurants including Le Bristol, Taillevent, and Apicius; which have been rated 2 and 3 stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide. Additionally, Chef Dominique has worked at the acclaimed Noga Hilton in Geneva, Switzerland and has served as Executive Chef under world-renowned Chef, Jean Joho. In the US, Chef Dominique served as Sous Chef at New York City’s iconic Windows on the World at the World Trade Center, as well as working in Washington DC, San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Chicago.  While working at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, he met his wife Eileen. When Chef Dominique moved to California, he mastered the techniques of cold buffet as the Chef Garde Manager at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. Prior to opening Twist Cafe with his wife Eileen, he was the Executive Chef at the Westin Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. Chef Dominique’s accomplishments in his 30-year culinary career include numerous awards and appearances as host of a live cooking shows that aired twice a month on NBC3. Eventually, Chef Dominique opened Twist Café, a warm and casual French Bistro in Silicon Valley, which was soon awarded “Best French Restaurant in Silicon Valley” voted by Metro newspaper and entered the Zagat guide for 2010 and 2011.  In 2011, Twist Catering won “Best Caterer of Silicon Valley” from the San Jose Mercury News.  Eventually relocating to the Seattle area, Chef Dominique opened EAT restaurant and bar in Bellingham, WA with French Master Chef Eric Truglas, as well as working as a full-time private chef for Fox Paine Enterprises LLC.

How long have you been working with Big City Chefs?

Since February 2019

If I were a spice, I would be…


My favorite local purveyors, artisans, and farmers:

Farmers market on Sunday

What I love about cooking and hospitality…

I love to cook to make people satisfied with their meal

What are your top three go-to pantry items?

Salt, fresh black pepper, and really good olive oil

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