Le Coq Rico Team
Chef Antoine Westermann- Le Coq Rico NYC is the Chef's latest bistro and first in America. Antoine leads his team in a serene way, it is a beautiful interaction to witness. "Cooking is not only a matter of flavor, it requires teamwork. You must listen to the others to move forward in the same direction."
Executive Chef- Previously of New York's Daniel and Strasbourg's, Au Crocodile. Guillaume and second chef Julien Darcy will interpret Westermann's cuisine. "Chef Westermann is very open minded. He always takes the time to listen to his chefs and this brings confidence to my work in the kitchen."
General Manager- Anthony is a graduate of the famous Lausanne Hotel School in Switzerland and protégé of legend, André Soltner of New York's beloved Lutèce. "Working closely with chef brought me natural confidence and strength. He educated me on birds and has me work closely with the kitchen. Thank you Chef!"
Floor Manager & Sommelier- Adrien has worked with Westermann for 15 years. He was a member of the team that opened Mon Vieil Ami and Le Coq Rico, Paris. He also worked in Washington D.C at Cafe 15. "We know each other every well, the chef believes in me and I am very proud of that. With Antoine I was able to follow my passion for wine, follow a 3 star sommelier, and create the wine list for Le Coq Rico NYC. Now me and Chef match flavors all the time."
Pastry Chef- Matthieu previously spent three years representing Westermann's pastry at The Loft in Vienna, Austria and more recently served with Chef in Paris at Drouant, Le Coq Rico, and La Dégustation. "I love brainstorming with Chef Westermann, he is always open to new ideas."
Chef de Cuisine- Julien has been with Westermann for three years, working as Chef at Drouant and Le Coq Rico. "I am so grateful for the chance to work with a chef (Westermann) who has such a sense of humanity, working with him is all about transmission of knowledge."