Chef Interviews Series Sony AI Gastronomy X Chartier

Discover our new project of interviews that Chartier conducted, supported by SONY AI team, with great visionaries of the world of global gastronomy in order to capture the moment of fragility in which we are with Covid-19, and understand how they adapt their creativity to this new reality. From Hajime Yoneda in Osaka, Joan Roca in Girona, Andoni Aduriz in San Sebastian, Melissa Coppel in Las Vegas or Julien Royer in Singapore… gastronomy has a message to share.

Listen to my introduction of this SONY AI Gastronomy project, and follow 2 new interviews broadcasted every week.

Also, learn more on SONY AI Gastronomy project, and about Chartier Special Advisor collaboration to this AI project.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X Hajime Yoneda

Episode 1 of interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy, with chef Hajime Yoneda, 3 Michelin stars in only 17 months, the fastest consecration in the history of gastronomy with his eponymous restaurant in Osaka, Japan.

We let you discover his history, his journey and his vision, in these moments of fragility that we are living following COVID19. An exchange with a self-taught genius.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X Julien Royer

Episode 2 of François Chartier‘s for SONY AI gastronomy interviews with chef Julien Royer, 3 Michelin stars, #1 in Asia 50 best with the Odette restaurant in Singapore.

We let you discover who Odette is, Julien Royer vision of today and the future of gastronomy. Exchange with a conscience that advocates sharing, discovery and respect for products.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X ELENA ARZAK

Episode 3 of François Chartier‘s for SONY AI gastronomy interviews with chef Elena Arzak, best woman chef of the world in 2012 and 3 Michelin stars in her restaurant Arzak in Donosti (Spain)

We let you discover how the family plays an important role in her restaurant, the use of the kitchen as a means of escape and the importance of sharing with other trades. Chartier talks with Elena Arzak, a monument of spanish gastronomy.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X ANDONI ADURIZ

Episode 4 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI gastronomy with the chef Andoni Aduriz, 2 stars michelin, #7 best restaurant in the world with his restaurant Mugaritz in Errenteria (Spain)

We invite you to discover how ideas are stronger than recipes, how the human brain blocks us in a comfort zone and how the gastronomic experience goes beyond cooking. Chartier meets one of the most visionary chefs of our times.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X JOAN ROCA 

Episode 5 of François Chartier’s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with Chef Joan Roca, from the restaurant Celler de can Roca in Girona (Spain), 3 stars michelin and elected twice best restaurant in the world (2013 and 2015).

An large interview, where you can discover their Triangular concept represented by each of the 3 brothers: the salty, the sweet and the liquid, to the future of catering or creativity through the eyes of others. Chartier chats with one of the three points of the Roca triangle: The salty.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X DISFRUTAR

Episode 6 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with a creative chefs trio, ex elBulli Ferran Adria direct collaborators  in elBulli restaurant (Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro & Eduard Xatruch), from Barcelona iconic restaurant Disfrutar (#9 World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and 2 Michelin Stars) . 

We invite you to discover how creativity is a way of life, and how technology could be an inspiration to get creative. Chartier is sharing these 3 BulliSapien minds.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X MELISSA COPPEL

Episode 7 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with one of Cacao Barry’s ambassadors, chocolate maker Melissa Coppel, founder of the eponymous chocolate school in Las Vegas, also considered one of the 10 best “chocolatiers” in the USA. 

We invite you to discover her entire creative process, always using the same semi-spherical shape, and how her culture of origin has shaped her character. Chartier meets a woman who, through her self-sacrifice, has conquered the chocolate planet!

SONY AI X CHARTIER X ENEKO ATXA

Episode 8 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with Chef Eneko Atxa, Chef and owner of the Azurmendi restaurant in Larrabetzu (Spain), awarded 3 Michelin stars and 14th place on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.  

Through this interview you will get to know his philosophy of gastronomy that goes beyond the plate, because it transmits a culture, heals and above all protects the land where we live. Chartier shares with a chef who gives back to nature what it gives us by placing it at the centre of his gastronomic universe.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X JOSEP ROCA

Episode 9 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with the great sommelier Josep Roca, co-owner of the restaurant Celler de Can Roca, in Girona (Spain), 3 Michelin stars, twice elected best restaurant in the world in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list (2013 and 2015).

Discover the vision of one of the greatest restaurant professionals on the link between technology and emotion, the essential role of restaurants in our perpetual search for happiness or his philosophy through singularity and authenticity. Chartier talks with one of the most inspiring sommeliers on the gastronomic planet, and part of the Roca’s triangle: the liquid!

SONY AI X CHARTIER X TONI MASSANÉS

Episode 10 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with Toni Massanés, director general of the Alicia Foundation, near Barcelona, which was the first gastronomic research center in Europe, founded with the collaboration of the chef Ferran Adria (elBulli), with whom he collaborated for several years, to try to understand the impact of science in the evolution of Catalan cuisine.

Discover the incredible work of a foundation that highlights three great virtues of food: healthy, sustainable and enjoyable. Chartier talks with a mind that sees food as an indispensable element for our survival just like the air we breathe.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X RYOHEI HAYASHI

Episode 11 of François Chartier‘s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with Ryohei Hayahi, owner and chef at Tenoshima restaurant in Tokyo (Japan). 

Discover the philosophy of a chef who wants to transmit the gastronomic culture of his island as a heritage to the next generations. He believes in a polytheistic gastronomy and non-monotheistic represented by DIFFERENT Japanese cuisines through its regional diversity and not only ONE Japanese cuisine. Chartier discusses with a chef using aromatic science to increase his daily creativity and open new borders.  

SONY AI X CHARTIER X KUNIKO MUKAI

Épisode 12 of François Chartier’s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy with Kuniko Mukai, Master Brewer (Toji) at the Mukai sake brewery in Hirata (Japan).
An interview conducted by Youchi Endo with a personality from the sake world who sees innovation in the world of sake as indispensable: technical, technological and creative to give back these letters of nobility to a thousand-year-old drink. An encounter with a source of energy and curiosity who hopes to find in future technology a daily partner.

SONY AI X CHARTIER X MIGUEL & MIREIA TORRES

Episode 13 of François Chartier’s interviews for SONY AI Gastronomy, with Bodega Torres, in the person of Miguel Torres senior (President) and his daughter Mireia Torres (Director of Research and Development, as well as Director of Bodega Jean Leon).  Bodega Torres was voted “Most Admired Wine Brand in the World” by Drinks International, and produces wines in 3 countries and employs more than 1200 people around the world.

Discover the importance of continuous learning over the years allowing evolution, adaptation and inspiration.

Chartier encounters 150 years of history, making each day a new challenge to build the future!

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