Cyrille Pannier Joins Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco as Executive Chef
Pannier’s tenure with
“I cooked my first meal at about 14 years old and my mother had passed on to me her passion for cooking great food,” says Pannier. “I hope to bring that passion to this Hotel and give guests great food through fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients that are simply prepared.”
Another passion of Pannier is his involvement with Chefs Cycle, a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community in support of No Kid Hungry. This spring, three-day, 300-mile ride will take place just north of the Hotel in Santa Rosa, California with a goal of more than 250 chefs riding to help raise 20 million meals for kids facing hunger.
Prior to his time with
Born in Le Mans, France, Pannier grew up on a farmstead in Arnage where he foraged for porcini and golden chanterelle mushrooms.
“I love to stay close to the true nature and flavour of the ingredient,” continues Pannier. “I have interest in new trends and techniques, but I draw a line when I can’t recognise the food that is served on my plate.”
When not in the kitchen, Pannier enjoys visiting famers markets and travelling with his wife and family.