Chef Olivier Rousselle at Our Top Bel Air Restaurant
Compliments to the Chef
ON SUNSET AT LUXE SUNSET BLVD. HOTEL
World-class chef, Olivier Rousselle, whose culinary experience spans over three continents, has created exquisite lunch and dinner menus featuring seasonal California fare with a fresh French twist for the newly renovated restaurant located in the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel which has been renamed OnSunset.
Executive Chef Olivier Rousselle originally hails from Paris, and his family ties are rooted in Gascony located in the Bordeaux region of the country. His formal culinary studies began at the ripe age of 16 in Paris with an externship in Gascony under the tutorship of famed chefs Bernard Ramouneda and Andre Daguin. Upon graduation, he was immersed in the fast paced environment of a traditional French Brasserie in Paris, where he learned to love the art of travel.
London was his next culinary adventure destination where he worked alongside chefs Keith Podmore and Keith Stanley, both from the prestigious Academy of Culinary Arts. While working with Podmore, Rousselle sharpened his skills in some of the most prestigious gentleman’s clubs in London, where he often cooked for Prince Charles, the Queen Mother and other members of the Royal Family. Another continent was tugging at his chef’s coat, and soon Rousselle moved to South Africa’s wine country where he helped transform “La Couronne” Hotel and Winery to world class status along with award-winning chef, Peter Goffe-Wood.
After that successful experience, Rousselle decided to move to California to explore the phenomenon of ‘farm fresh’ cuisine and to experience the culinary scene in the U.S. Prior to joining OnSunset Restaurant, Rousselle was the executive chef at Michael’s in Santa Monica for four years.
Rousselle resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
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