Nicolas Boutin has been named Executive Chef of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora.
Boutin, a 26-year industry veteran, has worked in hotels and restaurants around the world, and this is his first appointment with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. He makes the move to French Polynesia from Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, where he most recently served as executive chef. Prior to that, he served as executive chef of Mandarin Oriental Boston, as executive sous chef of Mandarin Oriental Landmark Hotel in Hong Kong, as chef de cuisine at La Varenne in Raffles Resort Canounan Island and as executive sous chef of Relais & Chateaux Hauterive St. James in Bordeaux, France. His early years were spent throughout Europe at Michelin-starred establishments such as Jean Bardet, Troisgros and Lameloise.
“We’re delighted to welcome Chef Boutin to our family here in French Polynesia,” says Rajiv Malhotra, general manager of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. “His experience at some of the best resorts and restaurants of the world along with his passion for creating culinary experiences are sure to delight the palates of our guests.”
Boutin began his classical training at age 16 with apprenticeships in the kitchens of France. A native of Chatellerault, France, he speaks English and French, and now resides on Bora Bora with his wife Christell. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, rugby, tennis and movies.
Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora’s accommodations include 100 overwater bungalows and seven beachfront villas, all designed with traditional thatched roofs and decorated with indigenous artwork. Dining options at the Resort offer a vast selection of creative culinary experiences, from Polynesian to French to South Pacific fusion . A full-service Spa, balanced by the powerful rhythms of the Pacific Ocean and the secluded tranquility of the island’s lagoon offers a combination of relaxation and exhilaration. Families enjoy an array of activities, in addition to full-day complimentary programming at Kids For All Seasons (ages 5 – 12) and Chill Island for teenagers.
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