Romain Villaret developed a passion for cooking in his native France. He was born in the Drôme region, where he was inspired by two excellent cooks: his mother and his grandmother. He was raised on the flavors of Provence and the delicacies of the renowned gastronomic region of Lyon.
In 2000, Romain honed his craft at the prestigious French school, the Institute Vatel. Here he studied under the great chefs at The “Fitz Roy” Relais et Chateau in Val Thorens, “Beaufort Park” in Wales and The “Domaine du Colombier” in France. Not only was Romain schooled in the art of cooking, but service and management skills were also tantamount.
In 2004, he joined Fabulous Feasts Gourmet Catering and Chef Service in St Martin, French West Indies, owned and operated by his cousin, Bertrand L’Herbette, and Emma Dubois. Under his cousin’s tutelage, Romain learned the business side of catering and was groomed to establish himself as majority owner and head chef at Fabulous Feast’s St. Barth’s. Here Romain has perfected the deliverance of superior French cooking with the high quality service this exclusive market demands.