PARISIAN CHEF Jeremie Tourdjman gives insight into fine dining

September 2015

JÉRÉMIE TOURDJMAN, chef and owner at the one of the leading bistronomic restaurants in Paris, France, reveals the key features behind establishing a fancy restaurant. His gastro-bistro, Jeremie Restaurant, epitomises fine dining in a casual setting, using the finest, freshest ingredients.

The Michelin 2 forks-rated Jeremie Restaurant is a perfect example of what key features make a restaurant fancy. According to Chef Jeremie, fine dining is epitomised by high-quality, healthy food made from local produce, products that are in their natural state, food that is always gourmet and never excessive, dishes that are refined and precise and a dining experience that offers personalised service and an elegant atmosphere.

Other characteristics separate a fancy restaurant from a regular one. At a fancy restaurant, a sommelier will usually prime your wine glass in order to ensure nothing else interferes with the taste of the wine. Similarly, high-quality silverware elevates a restaurant from casual to gastronomic. Service is a big game changer in terms of ‘fancy’ or not. At an upmarket establishment, service is top notch and the guests are generally served simultaneously; the waiters usually pull out your chair for you too. It simply involves greater attention to detail all round.

Eating is as much a visual pleasure as it is a feast for the taste buds and, as a result, food presentation has evolved into somewhat of an art. Research has shown that dishes which look better, actually taste better too. In collusion with this, Restaurant Jeremie presents its food beautifully, yet with artful simplicity.

Chef Jeremie believes that presentation of food and a constantly fluid menu are other key features which define a fancy restaurant. The menu in his restaurant changes approximately every six to eight weeks, which ensures it remains innovative and keeps people coming back for more; it also ensures a seasonal menu. He designs his menu according to this simple principle: A product should be offered when it’s at its best.

To experience fine dining at its best, visit Restaurant Jeremie in central Paris, France.

Chef Jeremie achieves French cuisine success through his unique and fair management style

At Restaurant Jeremie, a French cuisine restaurant in Paris, team spirit is a key aspect in achieving customer satisfaction and success. Chef Jeremie achieves team spirit amongst his team members by applying some simple principles that he has learned during his years in the industry. Chef Jeremie strongly believes that working within a team doesn’t automatically make someone an integral part of it. He believes that all new team members need to be trained, coached and nurtured – and this is something that he is certainly good at.

Chef Jeremie has acquired most of his experience from his early career start. At just 16 years old he realised his passion for French cuisine and started working in the industry. With patience, motivation and tenacity he managed to climb the ladder, one rung at a time and now manages his own current team in much the same manner.

Chef Jeremie believes the following attributes are essential for those looking to follow a career in French cuisine: 

  • An evident passion and talent for French cuisine.
  • Being a team player and willing to work as a team, constantly.
  • The ability to work under the immense pressure that a restaurant in Paris presents. This means handling large influxes of guests that want to be served efficiently.
  • The ability to create dishes from scratch, on demand and 100% according to the waiter’s description. Nothing in Restaurant Jeremie is prepared in advance. He demands that 100% of guests are 100% satisfied every time. Only team work can achieve this.

How does Chef Jeremie achieve a smooth operating French cuisine restaurant? 

First and foremost, Chef Jeremie personally handles all operations like an orchestra. While he is head of culinary functions, he also handles efficiency and synchronisation and ensures a good spirited mood is maintained in the kitchen and restaurant at all times. While Chef Jeremie is fair in his management style, he ensures that each team member has his own task and is accountable for the execution thereof. He strongly believes that each of his team members need to view their job as a personal challenge and it is this way of thinking that will boost the overall reputation of the restaurant in Paris. He sets about achieving this by training his team how to execute, react and act on a daily basis.

The success and reputation of Restaurant Jeremie

To ensure that the patrons of Restaurant Jeremie are always satisfied, Chef Jeremie cultivates a home-team spirit which he personally teaches and inspires. By making each and every staff member accountable for their function in the French cuisine process and patron satisfaction, Chef Jeremie has earned his restaurant in Paris great success. His staff members are efficient and complete tasks with a smile on their faces. His personal supervision of bistronomic cuisines and team spirit inspiration certainly boosts the atmosphere in the restaurant and kitchen.

Patrons can enjoy a meal in Restaurant Jeremie that is efficiently handled. Chef Jeremie himself pays visits to his patron’s tables to ensure all is well and to find out if there is anything that can be done to improve the patron experience. He is open to suggestions and constructive criticism and takes them to heart by enthusiastically implementing changes and improvements as the opportunities present themselves. Patrons to his restaurant in Paris can experience a comfortable atmosphere and passionate service which is surely indicative of clear and concise management combined with good food and value for money.

The success of Restaurant Jeremie is evident by the various positive and enthusiastic comments that patrons have posted on social networks. It comes as no surprise that Restaurant Jeremie is ranked #80 among 12 000 restaurants in Paris on Trip Advisor. This is a great success especially as Chef Jeremie only opened his French cuisine restaurant one and a half years ago.

More about Chef Jeremie’s management style

Chef Jeremie personally grades the skills and dedication of each of his staff members. He treats his staff complement like a family and gets to know their strengths and weaknesses so that he can integrate them into his restaurant staff complement. He does this to ensure the very best restaurant experience for his patrons.

Working in a French cuisine restaurant in Paris is a challenging and demanding job. Employees are expected to work in hot temperatures, stand for long periods of time and often work long shifts. Chef Jeremie understands the challenges of his team members and works hard to manage these to eliminate as much discomfort as possible.

He has the following management principles in place which apply to each of his restaurant team members:

  • All team members must carry out tasks and functions as if they actually own the restaurant.
  • He bases his promotion decisions on how each member advances up the career ladder, much the same as he did when he started out as a chef.
  • While each staff member must perform to the best of their ability, it is the success of the team that is of vital importance to the restaurant in Paris.
  • Patron satisfaction is the utmost importance to the restaurant and must be achieved at all costs.
  • As a team, the aim must be to create a patron experience that will have French cuisine enthusiasts returning to the restaurant once more.

This particular management style and approach has earned Chef Jeremie a dedicated and passionate team of loyal and faithful members. All of the team members are familiar with Chef Jeremie’s success story and want to be a part of his future so that their success stories may be similar. As a collective unit, the team understands and respects his management style.

Chef Jeremie opened his restaurant in Paris to offer patrons a perfectly managed French bistronomic cuisine experience combined with unfailing good service. Just a few months after opening his French cuisine restaurant, he received a 2-fork grading at the Michelin and a 1-chef hat grading the Gault & Millau guides.

It goes without saying that patrons to Restaurant Jeremie will have more than just a satisfying experience – they will get the whole French cuisine package! To enjoy a delightful culinary experience at an up and coming French cuisine restaurant in Paris, pay a visit to Restaurant Jeremie or book your table today.

JEREMIE RESTAURANT receives an honorable Michelin notation

June 2015

RESTAURANT JEREMIE, one of the leading restaurants in Paris, received an honourable ‘2 Forks’ notation only eight months after opening its doors. The Michelin Guide is over 100 years old and is one of the most noteworthy accolades that any chef can add to his or her list of achievements.

While Michelin Stars are usually based on food, the “forks and spoons” rating focuses on the experience that the establishment offers its patrons. In order to receive a 2 fork rating, the designated Michelin employee needed to visit RESTAURANT JEREMIE and reflect on the comfort, luxuries and atmosphere of the restaurant.

“One of my foremost goals with RESTAURANT JEREMIE was to be able to offer customers fine dining in a relaxed, warm and friendly environment. The 2 forks rating shows that we have achieved this vision,” comments Chef Jérémie Tourdjman.

Fresh podded peas.
Fresh podded peas.

The Michelin employee came to visit the restaurant unexpectedly, which is common practice with these ratings. Tourdjman says that the experience that the establishment offers has remained consistent, since it opened until this day.

“We received the visit in February 2015, only eight months after the grand opening of RESTAURANT JEREMIE. Since inception, I’ve focused on hiring staff who are client-centric and able to ensure that patrons are welcomed and that they have a good time,” says Tourdjman.

Tourdjman is very involved with the day-to-day management of the restaurant, the menu and the dishes that are offer. The menu changes regularly in order to keep regular clients on their toes and in order to ensure that new, seasonal dishes are always popping up on the menu. The attention that the restaurant has drawn in the press and from formal institutions such as Michelin is a testament to the professionalism, experience and culinary excellence that is on offer at RESTAURANT JEREMIE.

Cushion of veal tartar, capers & vitello tonato dressing.
Cushion of veal tartar, capers & vitello tonato dressing.

Mayor of Paris compliments JEREMIE RESTAURANT on food and fine dining experience

May 2015

Following an article in the renowned Paris Premiere TV Chain, the mayor of Paris – Anne Hidalgo – Chef Jeremie Tourdjman warmly supported in posting this personal letter. This, in order to pay her tribute congratulate & _him_.

« It was an honor to receive Such a testimony & I am very pleased That Was Mrs. Hidalgo ble to take time out of her busy schedule to sign this letter Personally, » Said Mrs. Tourdjman before adding Hidalgo complimented the friendly service and quality of food as well.

Off record, « The mayor PARTICULARLY Was impressed by waiters efficiency, food quality Noted by food critics of this famous TV broadcast & Was ble to rank the restaurant as a valuable one, » says Chef Jeremie.

Chef Jeremie’s goal Was to create one of the best fine dining eateries in Paris and this ACKNOWLEDGMENT from the mayor is a testament to His Success. What makes different from JEREMIE RESTAURANT –other acclaimed restaurants is the atmosphere and ambiance is relaxed, inviting and pleasant in addition to an enjoyable French Cuisine.

« Too many fine dining establishments in France Focus on Creating a formal atmosphere While this is definitely not a bad thing, we Decided to break out of this mold and we focus Offering top-quality food and friendly, attentive service -. Things That Were two PARTICULARLY pleasing to the mayor, « comments Tourdjman.

At JEREMIE RESTAURANT, all the ingredients are locally sourced and the menu item along exchange With Each season. The different tastes and textures are all expertly paired and matched in order to Provide top ranks of the dishes are in perfect harmony That.

« If you’re looking for a restaurant in Paris That offers original, extraordinary culinary experiences, Then It Would Be worth your while to see what all the magazine reviews are about and visit JEREMIE RESTAURANT, » Concluded, as Chef Jeremie hand.