Romain Bapst's Profile

Romain Bapst is one Brisbane's most celebrated and loved chefs. He managed numerous restaurants in Australia, and is now based in Brisbane and focussing on his finest venture, Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar.

Born in the Alsatian city of Strasbourg in France, Romain's father was a butcher, giving him an appreciation for meat and live produce that far excels most chefs and has led to his status as one of Australia's two Maître Canardier. Following intensive training and work throughout France, Romain moved to Australia in 1990 where he has since held positions at numerous award-winning restaurants including: Mietta's Melbourne, Hayman Island Resort, Prunier's Sydney, Il Centro Brisbane, Drift Milton, Jetty & Events (Best new restaurant Brisbane 2010) and Drift Brookwater.

Romain also holds the following positions: President, Bocuse D'or Australia President, Academie Culinaire de France Australia Maître Canardier? Maître Rôtisseur. His celebrity was cemented during his 13 years at Brisbane institution Il Centro, where his fresh, modern menu featuring a now famed sand crab lasagne garnered media attention and critical acclaim Australia-wide.

Romain's genuine passion for quality produce prepared in a manner that preserves its integrity, along with an inherent love of entertaining people with cuisine prepared from the heart, have motivated him to where he is today.