He is French, but lives on the island, in Câmara de Lobos. His wife is Madeiran and they have two children. Over recent years, Yves Gautier has headed the kitchens of some of Madeira’s leading hotels and restaurants, following an international career that took him from France to Jordan.
Chef Yves Gautier, aged 51, is now king of Hotel Quinta da Serra’s kitchen. He is committed to developing a quality Madeiran gastronomy, while also strongly promoting traditional specialities.
Espetada (marinated grilled beef kebabs) and dry wine, fresh fish and poncha (traditional alcoholic drink made with sugar cane aguardente, honey, sugar and lemon juice), honey cake and sweet Madeira wine are essential features of Chef Yves Gautier’s cuisine. Gautier considers the island a destination of unique charm: exotic and safe, with friendly locals and an authentic natural landscape.
Must-see visits include a walk along a levada (traditional irrigation channels), especially to discover the extent of work that went into the development of this water system and to delve into Madeira’s rich natural diversity. Further mandatory activities include careering downhill in wicker basket sleds and visiting the Dona Esmeralda Gardens, in Funchal – an estate boasting an abundant variety of plants and aromatic herbs that seduces Madeira’s chefs.
To book Yves Gautier as the celebrity chef for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing email@example.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Yves is known to cover the following topics:
- Maderian Cuisine
- Cooking & Cuisine
- Dealing With Pressure
- Drive & Determination