Cookbook author.

Media columnist (food writer and regular contributor to media outlets -television, radio, print and electronic media).

Member of APCIG, “Association Professionnelle des Chroniqueurs et Informateurs de la Gastronomie et du Vin” (professional association of wine and culinary writers), France (www.

Member of IACP, International Association of Culinary Professionals, USA (

Member of World Gourmet Society, UK (

Academician, member of « Académie d'Angoumois”, France (

Member of the “Franc Pineau Brotherhood”, France.

    • Finalist in the contests organized by the Sofitel hotel network and the Figaro Magazine, called "le Trophée des Amateurs Gourmands". Winner of this contest in 1990. Awarded in other contests.
    • As a member of IACP, speaker for a workshop on Pineau des Charentes in Chicago during one of the annual boards.
    • 13 years with EUREST Company in Paris, member of Compass Group (worldwide leading foodservice company); responsibilities included: menu planning, brand development, standardized recipes, studying international food issues... 11 years with Courvoisier cognac in Jarnac, France and 14 years at Taransaud Cooperage in Cognac, France (Communication Director).
    • Speaker for workshops or conferences on specific themes, culinary consultant, jury member during culinary contests or wine selections for guides (Hachette…), regular culinary demonstrations (France and abroad)..