Mathias Gervais, the hotel’s new executive chef, is a prodigy in the world of fine cuisine. As one of the youngest chefs to make a splash on Miami’s burgeoning culinary scene, Chef Gervais brings an extensive history of fine dining experience to The Setai, Miami Beach. Chef Gervais has an impressive resume that rivals the credentials of the most recognized chefs in the world with international culinary experience at five Michelin star rated restaurants in France, Italy and Monaco.
Holding chef de cuisine and executive sous chef positions in the world’s top kitchens, Chef Gervais honed his culinary skills working alongside renowned chefs including Annie Feolde at three Michelin star rated L’Enoteca Pincchiorri in Italy as well as Joël Robuchon, Christophe Cussac and Takeo Yamazaki at the Hôtel Metropole in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the hotel’s one and two Michelin star rated restaurants.
Chef Gervais, who is originally from the south of France, specializes in a mix of French, Italian and Japanese cultures with a focus on the traditional gastronomic Japanese cuisine. As executive chef of The Setai, Chef Gervais focuses on the hotel’s foundation of Asian simplicity embracing an uncomplicated approach to the dining experience that creatively combines up to three flavors ensuring the quality of ingredients is showcased. His fundamental understanding of the hotel’s Far East- and European-inspired offerings sets the stage for the creation of innovative concepts using the wok, steamer, tandoor and rotisserie.
Chef Gervais travels to Japan frequently to visit friends and family where his interest in Asian-inspired cuisine transformed into a passion evident in his culinary style.