Chef Pascal Aussignac hails from Toulouse in South West France, where foie gras, duck, good wines and Armagnac are the order of the day. He trained with French master Chefs including Gerard Vie, Alain Dutournier and Guy Savoy. His love of food, innovation and obsessive attention to the finer details has been delighting food-lovers and critics in London since 1998.
Pascal cooks in and oversees—in close collaboration with his business partner Vincent Labeyrie five award-winning restaurants and bars in London; each with a slightly different culinary theme but all celebrating the food of France and of his beloved homeland of Gascony.
Their flagship restaurant, Club Gascon, was awarded a Michelin Star in 2002 and has retained it every year since. In 2007 the restaurant was awarded the ultimate peer group accolade of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ by The Caterer Magazine and in 2013 Pascal was awarded ‘Restaurant Chef of the Year’ at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.
In 2008, he wrote his first recipe book: Cuisinier Gascon, awarded ‘Best French Cookbook’ by Gourmand Award in France.
Well respected within the industry, Pascal continues to dedicate his time to showcasing the cuisine he loves: he still cooks at Club Gascon every day, looks after the award-winning floral arrangements across all of his restaurants, and continues to surprise the London foodie scene with his innovative take on Southern French cuisine.
Pascal has won the coveted ‘Best in Taste’ award at Taste of London three times in the last four years with dishes including Marmite Royale & Soldiers and Croque Gascon.