Our Chef Alexandre Baumard owes his passion to Sundays spent in kitchens learning how to prepare new dishes, to old traditional cookery books and the competitions launched with his father to create new recipes and explore the flavours of good local dishes.
In the footsteps of two uncles, who are chefs, he decided at age 16 to take a culinary arts course in Saumur in western France and honed his skills alongside some great practitioners, such as Benoit Vidal at Mas des Herbes Blanches, Paul Bocuse at Auberge du Pont de Collonges,Christophe Bacquié at Hôtel du Castellet and Laurent Saudeau at Manoir de la Boulaie. These were determining experiences, which taught him discipline, respect, creativity and advanced culinary skills.
Today in his thirties, this highly promising chef explores and innovates with a fine, subtle and light style of cuisine which gives free rein to food flavours to express themselves within a contemporary culinary approach.
In February 2017, the Logis de la Cadenne was awarded a Michelin star, a fine acknowledgement and huge encouragement for Chef Alexandre Baumard and his team.
Our Chef chooses the best local produce to concoct inventive dishes that are refined and subtle, following the seasons and his inspiration of the moment.
He puts a new slant on classical French dishes, enhancing them with his own touch of creativity and modern elegance. He pays close attention to presentation with his gourmet imagination, serving works of culinary art that awaken all the senses. He dreams up menus of different, colourful dishes featuring amazing combinations and new tastes.
Alexandre Baumard looks forward to sharing an enjoyable experience with you based on something new. He hopes that his cuisine will delight you and that every one of your visits to Logis de la Cadène will be memorable.