Yves Gautier


One of the leading chefs in the world, the brilliantly talented and much celebrated Yves Gautier is available to hire as a chef through the Champions Speakers agency where his culinary brilliance in guaranteed to bring food to life and deliver one of the most unforgettable events that your guests have ever experienced.

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.

An exceptionally talented chef that has the ability to innovate and creative spectacular food, Gautier’s brilliance heralds from his traditions and combines with the knowledge he has acquired from a globally acclaimed culinary journey. Having worked in France for seven years, Yves perfected his style and honed his craft before the foreign smells in the kitchen of old enticed. Moving abroad to work in the renowned 5 star, Chewton Glenn Hotel in the South of England, Gautier was Chef de Partie in the 1 star Michelin where he gained an understanding of how to deliver the ultimate hospitality for customers.

An Executive Chef in charge of overseeing the opening team of a Gourmet restaurant in the elegant resorts of Barbados, following six months of opening the restaurant “Landings”, Yves was given the chance to move back to France and to work for six months under 2 stars Michelin Chef Jacques Maximum before moving back to Britain to have the honour of working with the 3 Michelin star chef, Michael Roux.

One of the most knowledgeable and competitive chefs today, Yves has his style classified as traditional but versatile by the Roux Brothers classified and his cooking style is a modern Madeiriene cuisine which regularly delights his guests. Having worked around the world in some of the best restaurants and under a number of the greatest chefs, Yves Gautier is an extraordinary chef with an abundance of expertise and ability that is available to hire as a celebrity chef through the Champions Speakers agency.

To book Yves Gautier as the celebrity chef for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.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