The youngest of 11 children, Chef Jean-Francois Méthot was passionate about cooking from a very young age. Following his formal training, he chose to specialize in pastry and began an internship with Chef Renaud Cyr at Manoir des Érables in Montmagny.
Having accumulated numerous awards and expertise, Jean-François was Chef for the Quebec team headed to the 2002 Lillehammer Olympic Games in Norway. That same year, he won the Renaud-Cyr Award, bestowed on chefs who best integrate regional products into their creations. Jean-François also makes television appearances and teaches at École de formation Jacques Rousseau.
In September 2009, Jean-François Méthot returned to the Montérégie as Executive Chef at Hôtel Rive Gauche and breathed new life into this four-star hotel with his reinvention of French cuisine with local and organic products.