Chef Yves Garnier Bestowed Major French Honor

Chef Yves Garnier Bestowed Major French Honor

We were recently alerted by the folks at Halekulani that Chef Yves Garnier, who mans the helm at La Mer, is to receive the title "Chevalier De L'Ordre Du Merite Agricole" by the state of France. This auspicious honor deserves the utmost praise -- one that Garnier is certainly deserved of.

One of France's highest decorations for someone in the culinary field, the title dates back to the Third Republic of France, when Minister of Agricultre Jules Meline created it in 1883. Bestowed upon persons who adhere to the highest standards of agriculture, the title has also been given to scientist Louis Pasteur.

Garnier has been with Halekulani since 1996, and has taken more than one of his establishments to Michelin-rated status. He has worked in France, Monte Carlo and San Francisco. Garnier will officially accept this honor in a private ceremony at the Halekulani this week.

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