Babette de Rozières, the premier authority on French-Creole cuisine, is a multi-awarded chef, culinary TV host & author, and restaurateur. Rozières was born in Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe Islands, where she developed her passion for Creole cuisine through shared moments with her Grandmother who taught her the many secrets of cooking Creole dishes. At the age of 17, Rozières moved to Paris, where on completing her studies she worked within ORTF (The National French broadcasting company) and became the first black female presenter on French TV.
Though she enjoyed her career in broadcasting, Rozières could not ignore her true passion, cooking, and decided to further enhanced her knowledge of the art of cooking by working at some of the Grand culinary palaces of Paris, including Hotel George V, The Ritz, Hotel Chateau Frontenac Paris, Le Meridien, and The Ambassador.
On weekends, she would reinvent traditional dishes by adding her special flair, leading to the creation of her signature style.
Rozières has enjoyed tremendous success as a restaurateur, starting with Hibiscus, an intimate restaurant with two tables in Paris to other unique dining destinations in Saint Tropez, Guadeloupe, Poissy, and the most renowned, Table de Babette, labeled the best Creole Table in Paris – visited by royalty and dignitaries from across the world. Her most recent restaurant, “The Case of Babette” is in the Yvelines. She is also a successful kitchen- and table- ware designer, she teamed with PILLIVYUT to create the successful line ALYSEE.
Combining her passion for cooking, her charming personality, and her expertise in broadcasting, Rozières has been a prominent culinary host on French TV since 1988. Today she hosts multiple shows including the culinary section of the daily show, “C’ a Vous” on the national channel France 5, and “Les Petits des Plats de Babette” on France O.
Rozières is also the founder of the first French West Indian Gastronomy Convention. She wanted to respond to the lack of representation of the French West Indian Chefs who were scattered all over different official events.In a recent interview she states “We have a strong identity and we need to be able to showcase our Savoir Faire, and to share the best of our Cuisine”. The first French West Indian Gastronomy Convention will take place in Paris on February 7th, 8th and 9th.
2013 French Legion d’honneur
2013 Elected 3rd favorite chef of French TV (the only female)
2013 Nominated for the 2013 Boher award which is equivalent to the Goncourt award for cooking books
2010 Elected Personality of the Year in France and received her own Marianne stamp
2004 Awarded “Best Cookbook in the World” by World Cookbook Awards
Book recipe « Creole » PHAIDON PUBLISHING by Guadeloupean culinary ambassador Babette de Rozieres
Book available in major bookstores on the islands or on AMAZON.COM