Chef Jean-François Méthot was born in St-Nicolas near Quebec City. He was the youngest in a family of 11 children. At a very young age, he showed a big interest in cooking which led him later on to get a certification in that field, with a specialization in pastry. He also had a chance to train under Chef Renaud Cyr, at Manoir des Érables in Montmagny.
In 1989, he participated in a Chefs exchange in Auvergne (France), where he was able to share his passion for Quebec’s products. Then, in 1994, Jean-François Méthot was named captain of Quebec’s team at the Lillehammer Olympic Games in Norway. His success continues in 2002, when he received the Renaud Cyr price for his use of Quebec’s products into his recipes. At the same time, he became a teacher at Jacques Rousseau School and appeared on TV a few times.
After spending 13 years as the Auberge Les Trois Tilleuls Executive Chef, he became Chef at Club Saint-Denis in Montreal, where he created various menus always in harmony with the seasons.
Since September 2009, Jean-François Méthot has been the Executive Chef at Hotel Rive Gauche and contributed in the success of this 4 stars establishment. Now the adventure continues with the opening of a brand new restaurant, “Le Coureur des Bois”.