Alain Lemaire

I believe that eating, especially eating out should be all about an experience. Dining shouldn't be just about the physiological need but about the adventure, about bringing all your senses to life. I work on doing all that and much more for each and every guest.
EVENTS
Cutthroat Kitchen: On August 16, I will feature on an episode of Cutthroat Kitchen on Food Network. 10p/9C
A Delightful Journey Through Senses: On March 27, 2015, Sensory Delights Catering is launching "Dinner is served: A delightful Sensory journey" our popup dinner series in Florida. Four course dinner | Intimate and private location | Entertainment Location is set private and spaces will be limited.
Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration 2015: The Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) proudly presents the award winning third annual Arts and Seafood Celebration on Saturday, March 21, 2015 and Sunday, March, 22, 2015 from 10:00 am to 7:00pm on both days.
Taste of Haiti Miami 2015: The Haitian Culinary Alliance - USA in collaboration with the Consulat Général d'Haïti Miami, Commisisioner Jean Monestime, the Haitian-American Chamber Of Commerce of Florida is bringing you back Taste of Haiti. Get ready to embark on culinary and cultural journey: music, food, art, competitions and much more! For more info visit www.tasteofhaitiusa.com
4th Annual Houston Caribbean Rum Festival: The 4th Annual Caribean RumFest is coming Saturday and Sunday August 16-17th.This event will be even bigger than last year’s event with more rum spirits, more food vendors, more live music and much more fun! Featuring different rum spirits, cocktails, live music, Caribbean and rum history, Caribbean entertainment and much MORE!
Haiti's Rhum Festival 2014: Haiti's first ever rhum festival will take place in Petion-Ville, Haiti at the NH El Rancho Hotel. It will be a 3 day event surrounding rhums for all over the Caribbean with food demonstrations and all.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Sensory Delights, LLC. Hollywood, FL
Executive Chef/ Owner
Gout et Saveurs Lakay. Haiti
Guest Chef
Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival. Boca Raton,FL
Executive Chef
Harbor Beach Resort & Association. Harbor Beach, MI
Sous Chef
Johnson & Wales University. North Miami, FL
B.S. Food Service Management
Compass Group USA. Miami, FL
Executive Chef
Ritz Carlton. Atlanta, GA
Chef De Partie/ Station Chef
BY ALAIN LEMAIRE
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
BOH operations
Food sanitation
BOH operations
Food industry consulting
Food/menu costing
Kitchen management
Inventory control
Menu development
Expediting
Labor cost management
Time management
Lectures/classes
TV/radio guest appearances
Product ordering
Recipe development
Training
Hot line cookery
Ingredient sourcing
Staff training
Culinary writing
I enjoy fusion cooking. I consider my style pretty much a Caribbean Fusion style: fresh, tropical and sub-tropical ingredients to make some amazing blends. I love tapping into my roots and create twists of the traditional while preserving it's integrity.
GALLERY
VIDEO

  • In the kitchen with Chef Lemaire Season 2 Episode 1

  • Cooking session with Creativ Mag

  • Behind the scenes of Hait's Food Festival

  • Commercial for product in Haiti

  • Representing Haiti at Colors of the Caribbean

  • Behind the Scenes of Gout et Saveurs Lakay

  • Gout et Saveurs Lakay

  • Taste of Haiti

  • Chefs for Obama
DISTRIBUTORS
  • President of the Republic of Haiti Michel Martelly
  • Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe
  • Arcade Fire
  • Ambassador of Haiti in DC Paul Altidor
  • Raul Peck
  • Mas Vino Miami
  • Boom Financial Services
  • Consulate of Haiti in Miami
CLIENTS
  • President of the Republic of Haiti Michel Martelly
  • Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe
  • Arcade Fire
  • Ambassador of Haiti in DC Paul Altidor
  • Raul Peck
  • Mas Vino Miami
  • Boom Financial Services
  • Consulate of Haiti in Miami
RAVE REVIEWS
The team was a "delight" to have at the Forum for Diaspora Re-integration with the President Michel Martelly. The team was very professional, on time and on point. Their work ethic was outstanding: a lot of class, very knowledgeable and courteous! I will make sure to always use their services for other upcoming events.
- Conrade Prophete, Diaspora Liaison

Words cannot describe our gratitude. You made our wedding much more unforgettable. Your passion for quality and perfection does reveal itself through your work. We are overwhelmed with joy for choosing you to be part of such an important step in our lives. If we had to do it again, you'd be our first choice bar none!
- Niclaude & Vladimir, Bride & Groom

Where do we start? We cannot thank you enough for agreeing to come to Syracuse and cater our Opening Ceremony of the exhibition of Philippe Dodard's "The Idea of Modernity in Haitian Contemporary Art". Your presence added an extra humph to the event. We applause your professionalism and good heart. Thank you again and looking forward for your return.
- Kheli Willets, Community Folk Arts Center, Syracuse

We want to thank you for making our "Meet & Greet" event a success. Not only did you deliver but you went above and beyond our expectations. From the staff to the food everything was in sync. Kudos to the team for being so professional.
- BOOM Financial

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Alain Lemaire
Alain Lemaire
cheflemaire@chefsroll.com
Hollywood, FL
United States

Sensory Delights, LLC
Executive Chef/ Owner


Alain Lemaire, also known as Chef Lemaire is a food service professional and consultant out of South Florida; Co-owner and Executive Chef of Sensory Delights, and has worked in some notable food service facilities such as the Harbor Beach Resort Association in Michigan and the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta.

A native of Port-au-Prince Haiti, Alain began helping his mother at a young age in church functions. He developed an increasing passion for food and food service. After high school, he pursued that passion by moving to Florida where he attended Johnson & Wales University in Miami. Alain graduated with honors as a member of the Silver Key Honor Society and Chaine des Rotisseurs and Magna Cum Laude. He has managed to gain tremendous experience and embrace the diverse culinary options the city has to offer. Caribbean and Latin flavors play a major role in his style of cooking. He has been exploring the fusion world where he combines the flavors of his heritage with dishes from other regions.

Alain has a huge interest in helping others and his community: mentoring, coaching, training etc... he is always reaching out to young and upcoming professionals, new and established businesses alike to provide his assistance wherever is needed.  Alain strongly believes in community outreach, and youth empowerment which is why he periodically stops by High Schools to do small seminars and career days with students.

Currently one of the managing partners of Soleil Entertainment, LLC whose goal is to promote Haitian Culture through theater, and performing arts. Over the past year, the organization's target was to showcase the real side of Haiti, her beauty, what she has to offer and her potential through plays while providing a platform for young individuals without a voice.

Alain is also one of the Founding Members and the Secretary General of the Haitian Culinary Alliance whose goal is to create a network of food service, culinary and hospitality professionals of Haitian descent while providing mentoring and educational resources to the affiliates. This organization aims to showcase Haiti's rich culture and empower young Haitians and Haitian descent alikes.

Over the past year, Chef Lemaire has been traveling through different cities in the United States and overseas for events such as Haiti's Food & Beverage Festival; the Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival; Haiti Chefs for Education and much more. One of Alain's career highlights was to participate at the Chefs for Obama Miami event back in September 2012, where he had the chance to be amongst some of the best chefs of South Florida. So far this year, Alain has participated in the Deerfield Food & Wine Festival, Colors of the Caribbean. On May 11, 2013 Alain is one of the organizers of Taste of Haiti held in Miami Florida with the Haitian Culinary Alliance. Taste of Haiti is a cultural event to help promote and introduce Haiti's Gastronomy, arts and crafts, and destinations to Haitians and non-Haitians alike. This event is set to be annual and multi-city.

Alain's goal, along with the Alliance, is to pass on the same opportunity that was given to him onto others. Alain has been recently nominated by Black Street in the Culinary Category for the Black Celebration Awards for his work in the black community.