escoffierCongratulations to our Chef Hans Bhekur for his induction as a new Disciple of the Institut Escoffier Ile Maurice on Saturday, 27th October 2018! We couldn’t be more proud to have him lead the team of Magic Spoon and maintain the high standards of cuisine of the restaurant. Chef Hans’ humble beginnings can be traced back 18 years ago when he started his career at Heritage Resorts, specifically under the direction of Chef Thierry Gourdin at “Heritage Le Telfair” and Chef Ravi Kanhye at “Heritage Awali”. His impeccable skills in cooking and passion for food have helped him work his way up to his current position as Executive Chef at Avalon Golf Estate.

The Disciples d’Auguste Escoffier was created in 1954 by Jean Ducroux, a chef from Nice, France and President of the Fraternelle des Cuisiniers. The goals are to honor the memory of Auguste Escoffier, Master of the French and International Cuisines, and worldwide, promoting and preserving his work and maintaining the great culinary traditions; to promote culinary education and apprenticeship encouraging young people to discover the desire and motivation to work as a professional chef.

In 2007 Jean-Pierre Biffi, executive chef of Potel & Chabot and president of the Paris Ile de France Region, was elected as the International President. His goal was to bring together all of the Disciples Escoffier from around the world, modernize the Disciples and commit them to the “Esprit Escoffier” campaign:

There is no distinction of rank among the Disciples; their induction is identical

Disciples make an effort to share and pass on their knowledge

Disciples respect culinary history and encourage continual evolution

Disciples support charity

“Cuisine will evolve just as society itself evolves, without ceasing to be an art.” – Auguste Escoffier