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Chef Raphael Gamon was born in 1963 in cosmopolitan San Francisco. He grew up in Switzerland in a ”farm to table” environment that influenced his basic approach to life. This multi-lingual Swiss Culinary Academy graduate was hired in 1985 by Palais Royal as the Private Chef to the Culture Minister. This kick-started his long list of dignitaries and numerous other celebrated clients. Raphael has cooked for Kings, politicians, Hollywood celebrities like Cher, Madonna, Kobe, and many “quiet” ones. From doctors to Culinary students.
Chef Raphael teaches an understanding of foods from the perspective of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) to live better.
His compassion for the environment, his wisdom about the human body, and the effects of converting nutrients and energy through everything we “intake” formed chef Raphael as a valuable source for information and solutions.


Hotel Fixer

I am an expert project manager hired to support the design, modifications and constructions of boutique hotels or stressed high-end culinary businesses. I quickly adapt to any demanding, contemporary requests of today's travelers.With a degree in Hotel Management from the Swiss Culinary Academy I will analyze any resort business and quickly understand how my expertise can benefit your company.

Management Trainer

Is your business expecting a change of management, or are you modernizing your restaurant? I am an expert in drafting and implementing menu concepts for the F&B (Food & Beverage) section. My training will rejuvenate kitchen efficiency, teach proper storage usage, fine-tune food presentation and beautify the guest experience in your resort destination. I design contemporary menu options, respect current cooking techniques, and can enhance your management competence.

private consultations

I’m available to visit your private residence, destination resort, or boutique restaurant as a guest chef for an agreed duration ranging from a few days to a few weeks. These arrangements can be modified to fit in with your current schedule and can be promoted as agreed. As a guest chef, I fulfill an assortment of duties beyond a guest contract, From drafting an attractive menu selection to hands-on participation; your staff will love to have me on their team!



Mr. Gamon has improved the overall quality of our resort. His adaptation and efficiency has surprised us; he is a very motivating individual.
Daniel Byland
Minahasa Lagoon & Resort

Client's List

My mom and all my friends.
French President Jaques Chirac
Betty Estevez
Romeo Gigli
Sandra Bullock
President Bongo of the Senate Gabon (Africa)
Princess Yasmine Aga Khan
Faye Dunnaway
Muhammad Ali
Davis Gaines
Mirelle Mathieu
Lorna Luft
Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
Maurice Andre
Helmut Berger
Eileen Ford
Bruce Webber
His Majesty King Baudouin of Belgium
Mr. Paul Mrs. Synne MillerRobert Maplethorpe
Nastassja Kinsky
Baron Guy de Rothschild
Danny DeVito
Cameron Diaz
Kirk Douglas
Gloria Gaynor
Killian Hennessy III
Michael Jackson
Bob Dylan
Bernard Phriem
Dale Earnhardt
Robert Evans
Adnan Kashogi
Mrs. Susan Neworth
Diago Maradonna
David Benefield
Sally Field
Her Royal Highness PrincessAmerican Embassy (Paris)

Anthony Solomon
Nancy Reagan
Peggy LaBelle
Annette Bening
Ann Archer
David Bowie
Pierre Cardin
Mariah Carey
Uri Geller
Paula Abdul
Arlene Sorkin
Prince Rainer of Monaco
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
Alan BallPrince of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdulla Abdulla Al-Sabah
Luis Vuitton
Ann Margaret
Vivienne Westwood
Steve Martin
Ellen de Generes
Baron von Erlenbach
Barbara Hendricks
Jeffrey Franklin
Prince Egon and Diane von Fuerstenberg
Lisa Marie Presley
Jocelyn Wildenstein
Demi Moore
Jake Gyllenhaal
Boy GeorgeChristina Onassis
Richard Quest
Barry Krost
Al Pacino
Palais Royal France Jaques Lange Culture Minister
Bernard Danillon
Jaqueline Picasso
Aretha Franklin
Ron Edelman
Nikki St. Phalle

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Lady Diana
L.A. Lakers Basketball Team, Cher
Ann-Nicole Smith
Michael Smith and James Costos
President and Mrs. Clinton
Barbara Grant Cohen
Holly Woodlawn
Mikhail Barishnikov
Giorgio Armani
Sophie Mutter
Natalie Cole
James Cromwell
Tom Cruise
Geena Davis
Robert De Niro
Kim Cattrall
Macy GreyBarron Hilton
Anne Hathaway
Nina Foche
Dustin Hoffman
Jeniffer Tilly
Julianne Moore
Meryl Streep
Tom Cruise
Helen Hunt
Janet Jackson
Paul Beaucuse
Mick Jagger
Randal Kleiser
Mick Jagger
Patricia Arquette
Tom Moore
Elaine Barker
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
The Beach Boys
Kobe Bryant
Nina Hagen
Gianny Versace

Ron Jason Palmieri
Jeffrey Franklin
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Jada Pinkett
Platinum Equity
Herb Ritts
Winona Ryder
Pete Sampras Arnold Schwarzennegger
Flavor Flav
Sidney Sheldon
Brooke Shields
Will Smith
Aaron Spelling
Sandy Gallin
Rod Stewart
Sharon Stone
Barbra Streisand
Elizabeth Taylor
John Travolta
Naomi Cambell
David Bowie
Tina Turner
Nicole Kidman
Dolly Parton
Donatella Versace
Heidi Blum
Richard Gere
KD Lang
John Stamos
Naomi Watts
Sigourney Weaver
Omar Sharif
Pricilla Presley
George Michael
House of Hermes
Keith Haring
Keith and Alain of Byblos
Elton John
Bruce Villanche
Bill Maher
PrincessAmerican Embassy (Paris)
…and many more.

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