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.
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.
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.
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!
My mom and all my friends.
French President Jaques Chirac
President Bongo of the Senate Gabon (Africa)
Princess Yasmine Aga Khan
Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
His Majesty King Baudouin of Belgium
Mr. Paul Mrs. Synne MillerRobert Maplethorpe
Baron Guy de Rothschild
Killian Hennessy III
Mrs. Susan Neworth
Her Royal Highness PrincessAmerican Embassy (Paris)
Prince Rainer of Monaco
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
Alan BallPrince of Kuwait Sheikh Saad Al-Abdulla Abdulla Al-Sabah
Ellen de Generes
Baron von Erlenbach
Prince Egon and Diane von Fuerstenberg
Lisa Marie Presley
Boy GeorgeChristina Onassis
Palais Royal France Jaques Lange Culture Minister
Nikki St. Phalle
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Lady Diana
L.A. Lakers Basketball Team, Cher
Michael Smith and James Costos
President and Mrs. Clinton
Barbara Grant Cohen
Robert De Niro
Macy GreyBarron Hilton
The Beach Boys
Ron Jason Palmieri
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Pete Sampras Arnold Schwarzennegger
House of Hermes
Keith and Alain of Byblos
PrincessAmerican Embassy (Paris)
…and many more.