Rémi Granger knew he wanted to be a chef by the time he was 10 years old. He grew up cooking for his family in his hometown of Blois in Loire Valley, France and developed an appreciation for fresh ingredients and traditional French dishes at a young age, by watching his grandparents farm and even make their own wine.
This early ambition to cook led Rémi to formal training at Lycée Hôtelier et de Tourisme de Blois, where he studied under classically trained masters of culinary art. After graduation, he took prestigious cooking positions at luxury Five Star hotels in France, Florida and Georgia. Now, Rémi is infusing Revival’s Southern dishes with his classical French training and admiration for local, farm-fresh ingredients. Rémi came to Atlanta with the goal of working for Kevin Gillespie, with whom he shares both a cooking style and a passion for traditional comfort foods.
Kevin’s precision in execution and overall creativity drew Rémi to Gunshow, where he began working in April 2014, first as a “kitchen dude” and then as the restaurant’s sous chef. Rémi was the opening sous chef at Revival and remains in that position today.
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