Noshable’s Noteable Chefs
Chef Jean Robert de-Cavel: Episode #1
Adapted by Adhrucia Apan from Jean-Robert’s Table Website.
Updated copy edited by Ashiatey Kofi Tei
Born in Roubaix, France, Jean-Robert began his career working with Chef Joe Rostang in France and the Antibes. After a stint at the Mallihouana Hotel in Anguilla, British West Indies, Jean-Robert moved to New York City where he was executive chef at La Regence at the Hotel Plaza Athenee.
Jean-Robert has lived in Cincinnati since 1993, when he became chef de cuisine at the legendary Maisonette, continuing the run of Mobil 5 stars. From 2002 through early 2009, he was founding partner, chef de cuisine and creative force of Jean-Robert at Pigall’s, JeanRo Bistro, Pho Paris, Greenup Café and Lavomatic Café.
In May, 2009, Jean-Robert was named chef-in-residence at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. He continues in that role working with culinary students and faculty. Bringing his world-class experience and perspective to programs and events. Jean-Robert has been featured in Wine Spectator, Bon Appétit, Food Arts, Gourmet, Esquire and Conde Nast Traveler magazines. He is a three-time nominee for Best Chef, Midwest by the James Beard Foundation. In 2002, he received the Medal of the Chevalier de l’ordre du Merite (One of France’s highest civilian honors) from the Consul General of France. In 2007 he joined Maitres Cuisiniers de France, becoming a French Master Chef, one of less than 60 in North America. Jean-Robert has been Person of the Year from both Cincinnati CityBeat and the French American Chamber of Commerce (Cincinnati Chapter). He has also received the President’s Award from the Cincinnati Public Relations Society of America.
Donating his time and talents to charitable events is a passion of Jean-Robert’s and he has donated his time and support to the March of Dimes, Taste of the NFL, Hospice of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Zoo, among others.
To donate to The de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation please click here
Jean-Robert’s Table 713 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202