Photo by Phaedra Cook / Mai Pham Chefs Frédéric Perrier of Aura and Philippe Verpiand of Etoile have been named Master Chefs of France.
Three years ago almost to the day, it was announced that chef Philippe Schmit (at Philippe Restaurant + Bar at the time; currently at Drexel House) had achieved the prestigious title of Maître Cuisinier de France, or Master Chef of France.
Houston can now add two more names to that list. Yesterday it was announced that both chef Frédéric Perrier of Aura Restaurant in Sugar Land and chef Philippe Verpiand of Étoile Cuisine et Bar have also been granted that lofty status. The Houston area is, in fact, the only home in Texas to French chefs who have hit that level of achievement.More »