Chef Simon Horwitz
Simon Horwitz is 37 years old. He's graduated of Ferrandi School in Paris.
His career was inspired working alongside chefs like Jacques Chibois (La Bastide Saint-Antoine - Grasse), Sylvestre Wahid (Oustau de Baumanière - Les baux de Provence, and then at Le Strato - Courchevel). He met Pierre Gagnaire at Strato and followed him to Le Balzac in Paris. In 2011, he helped his friend from Ferrandi, Bertrand Grébaut, to open Septime in Paris. Another adventure followed in Paris at Crom'exquis with Pierre Meneau.
Before opening his own restaurant, he left France to discover other culinary cultures through the world. His first stop was in Melbourne - Australia, in Ben Shewry's kitchen at Attica; then Hong-Kong and its street-side food culture, and finally Japan, to learn about traditional Japanese cuisine before working at Michelin starred tables of Kyoto.
He The 2nd part of the trip bring him to South America: Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico - where he worked alongside Enrique Olvera at Pujol - then Peru with Virgilio Martinez in his restaurant Central. The broad diversity of Chef Horwitz’s experiences have reinforced his passion in the authenticity of the food he prepares and a belief in the friendly and lively quality of serving large tables with shared dishes.
Sommelier Sebastien Perrot
Sébastien Perrot is in charge of the wine cellar.
A native of Southwest of France, this wine lover’s skills include being a winemaker, a wine merchant and a sommelier. He studied at La Maison de l'Aubrac, before joining Le Petit Sommelier bistro in the XIVe district where he oversaw the wine cellar.
In 2013, he participated in the excitement of Les Rouquins, a wine and tapas bar where he became very familiar with the intense inner workings of the kitchen. This experience made him realize there is no distance between the kitchen and service. A philosophy he further refined in joining the team at L'Ogre, the cavernous brewery in the XVIe district of Paris. Sebastien’s journey has today led him to participate in the adventure of Elmer.