Chef Paul Bocuse — one of the most celebrated Chefs of all time — passed away on January 20, 2018, at the age of 91. Chef Paul’s passing is certainly a loss to the culinary world, but to many Disney and Epcot fans as well.
His accolades were many and varied: among them, Chef Paul was one of a group of chefs who pioneered modern French cooking and “nouvelle cuisine” in the 1960s and 70s. This weekend, French President Emmanual Macron paid tribute to the owner of the three Michelin star restaurant L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, describing him as the “incarnation of French cuisine.”
In the early 80s, Chef Bocuse was invited by the Walt Disney Company to create restaurants for the France Pavilion in EPCOT Center. The result was Les Chefs de France, which now runs under his son, Jérôme.
His cuisine is also celebrated at the Pavilion’s Signature Restaurant, Monsieur Paul.
Several of Chef Bocuse’s signature dishes have a place on the Monsieur Paul menu.
Our sympathy extends not only to the friends and family of Chef Paul Bocuse, but also to the current chefs and Cast Members in Epcot’s France Pavilion who strive daily to keep his culinary legacy alive and well.