As a former student sommelier at the La Rochelle Hospitality School, Andréa Chassaing, originally from Auvergne, is now sommelier at the Pavillon Ledoyen, situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, where he works alongside the world famous Chef Yannick Alléno who has twice been awarded 3 Michelin stars.
We made the most of his participation in the 4th edition of the Gassier Challenge to ask him a few questions. Good timing!
Do you have an anecdote from the 2021 Gassier Challenge to share with us?
Andréa : « I think that what really stood out for me in the 2021 Challenge was meeting Philippe Faure-Brac who is a highly renowned sommelier, not just in France but around the world. »
Where are you working now?
Andréa : «I’m currently assistant sommelier at the Pavillon Ledoyen alongside Chef Yannick Alléno.’ [Since the interview, Andréa is no longer assistant sommelier but rather sommelier at the Pavillon Ledoyen!]»
What is your objective as a sommelier ?
Andréa :«My objective is most importantly to enjoy my work and to share this enjoyment with my clients. I would also like to use my profession and my passion in order to discover the wine regions of France and the whole world.»