Author of Taste buds and Molecules – Best Innovative CookBook in the World at the Paris Gourmand World CookBook Awards 2010.
Créateur d’harmonies, Montreal
Canadian François Chartier “Créateur d’harmonies” is recognized internationally as one of the pioneering researchers in the realm of recipe creation and wine and food harmonies. World renowned wine critic Robert M Parker Jr. has said of Chartier that he is “Pure Genius!”, while elBulli’s Ferran Adria and Juli Soler have said of him that he is “the number one expert in flavours”. Ever researching and reinventing himself since being crowned Best sommelier in the world in French wines and spirits (Grand Prix Sopexa, 1994 Paris), his first findings in the field of molecular harmonies and sommellerie, a discipline he invented in 2004, were published in his book Taste Buds and Molecules, which won the Best Innovative Cookbook in the World at the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in Paris. More recently, he published his further research in his book L’Essentiel de Chartier—L’ABC des harmonies aromatiques a table et en cuisine, which was also consecrated Best Innovative Cookbook in the World. As a consultant for some of the best chefs in the world for many years, including elBulli’s Ferran Adria, Chartier’s aromatic science has been turning heads the word over. On top of his gastronomic mission, he’s added the trade of wine producer, vintner and merchant to his activities since 2011. In October 2013, he introduced his first wines to the Canadian market, wines that he elaborated in Europe alongside a few select collaborators including renowned Bordeaux oenologist, Pascal Chatonnet. Nowadays, Chartier’s range of wines include over 22 different cuvées.