「Foodion Meetup in 京都」 3月27日(火)開催!ゲストは、「オ・グルニエ・ドール」西原金蔵氏 (元仏アラン・シャペル本店のシェフパティシエ)


Foodion Official
Foodion Official
We publish the interview of Chef Keizo Sugimoto of Restaurant La FinS, Tokyo
Please check it out from feature.

Chef Keizo Sugimoto:
The P&L statement was a mess for the first 2 years and 20 million yen running cost was almost gone. What I realized after opening was that I was too optimistic about Japanese customers.
Even I trained in France for 12 years, I never trained in a famous restaurant. I think it was inappropriate to bring names of 3 starred restaurant which I trained or worked for just a short time, so I did put down those big names to my profile.
But Japanese customers liked brand more than I thought, and they do not really come to the restaurant of a chef that does not have careers with famous restaurants or masters.
At such time what became a breakthrough was participating a contest for young chefs called, “RED U=35”. I was right before turning 35 years old and people around me recommended me to join as it would be the last chance considering my age.

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