Jeremy Duclut was born in Macon Burgundy, France. Like most French children, he was inspired by his mother and grandmother’s cooking and raised developing his olfactory and gustatory senses while spending most of his spare time in the kitchen. From the age of 3, he knew he wanted to be a Chef. Convinced that this path was his, he started culinary school after Junior High and began cooking professionally at age 14. He spent his apprentice years at “L’Auberge du Cep”, a 2 star-Michelin restaurant in his native Burgundy. During an exchange program in the United States with the Restaurant School in Philadelphia, he had the opportunity to work under Georges Perrier’s magical wings at the legendary, Le Bec Fin. Georges Perrier, impressed with young Jeremy’s talent, organized the necessary residency paperwork and hired Jeremy as an “entremetier” for the next eight months. Returning to France for his military service, Jeremy was assigned to an officer’s mess, like most talented French cooks and worked at the “Cercle National des Armees” in Paris preparing daily luncheons for French government officials. After a position as first cook at renowned “Jean Ramet”, a one star Michelin restaurant in Bordeaux, he returned to Philadelphia in 1996 and became sous-chef at Georges Perrier’s new restaurant, Brasserie Perrier where he worked for the next 5 years. Jeremy then participated in the opening of several of Georges Perrier’s restaurants and worked as Executive Chef, at Mia (Caesar Casino, Atlantic City), Table 31 (Comcast Center, Philadelphia), and George’s (Wayne, Pennsylvania). Chef Jeremy Duclut was recently awarded the title of "Chopped" champion after participating in the famous show presented by Ted Allen on the Food Network. Jeremy joined the team of Cassis as Executive Chef and it is an honor to welcome him to the Tampa Bay area.
“As a Chef, you do not cook to live, but you live to cook” - Executive Chef Jeremy Duclut.
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