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
Seafood Source: Taste of the Sea
Taste of the Caribbean: A celebration of Caribbean food, culture and music
Taste of the Caribbean: From Jamaica’s famous jerk chicken to the spiced Rums of Barbados and Grenada, we invite you to come and explore the islands through your taste buds! A cornucopia of Caribbean culture will come alive on Île Bonsecours including: a presentation of internationally renowned reggae acts, steel pan music, Calypso singers, arts and crafts, Caribbean orchestras, folk singers and dancers, and a colourful Trinidadian style street carnival not to be missed! A Taste of the Caribbean is an exotic feast for the senses!
Cutthroat Kitchen: On August 9, 2015 Season 8 Episode 13
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
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
Le Chef TV Show
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

  • YoPro 2017

  • 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
  • Coach Sawgrass Mall
  • 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
  • Consulate of Haiti in Miami
CLIENTS
  • Coach Sawgrass Mall
  • 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
  • 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


Chef Lemaire is an award winning chef and contestant of Food Network's hit series Cutthroat Kitchen out of South Florida. He is the Co-owner and Executive Chef of Sensory Delights, LLC and Arome Catering, both full service catering companies based out of South Florida and Haiti respectively. He is a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he first discovered his interest in cooking.

Later on, he developed an increasing passion for food and foodservice which led him to attend the Culinary program at the acclaimed Johnson & Wales University. Thanks to his heritage and having spent most of his career in South Florida, Caribbean and Latin flavors play a major role in Chef Lemaire's style of cooking: "fresh, bold and in your face!" as he would say it.
 

Chef Lemaire has participated in and featured as a guest chef in numerous food events and festivals throughout the United States and overseas. Most recent events include Journée de la Cuisine Haitienne and Taste of the Caribbean in Montreal Canada, Iron Fork Miami, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, Taste of Dallas, Taste of the Sea, A la Carte Food and Culture Festival New York, Haiti's Food & Beverage Festival, Dania Beach Seafood Festival, Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, Colors of the Caribbean and much more.​Chef Lemaire has been inducted in the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida's 2017 class of Top 20 Under 40 and also of Legacy MIA 2017 Class of Top 40 Under 40 . The members are selected for their commitment and contributions professionally, civically, academically and personally. As a community of vibrant, energetic, creative and out-of-the box thinkers, the members are an expression of cultural pride throughout their community.  Chef Lemaire is also a huge supporter of education, giving back to the community and the less fortunate. He has partnered with Haiti Chefs for Education, World Central Kitchen and Easter Seals South Florida. 

Highlights:​

* 2017 inductee for HACCOF YoPro Top 20 Under 40 and Legacy MIA Top 40 Under 40.* Chef Lemaire was a contestant in Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen in August 2015   and finished runner-up during Season 8 Episode 12 "Mo' molasses, mo' problems".
* Chef Lemaire represented Haiti at the 1st Global Traditional Cuisine Gathering in     Mexico City, Mexico. Over 30 countries and all the major cities in Mexico had         representatives in a three-day celebration of traditional cuisine.
* Chef Lemaire was featured among South Florida's best chefs at the "Chefs for  Obama" back in September 2012. The event was a fundraiser campaign in Miami for President Barack Obama's re-election campain led by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.* Chef Lemaire is also a co-producer of Le Chef, the first-ever televised culinary battle show in Haiti.
* In 2013 he was voted best chef by Blackstreet Celebration Awards in New York. An award ceremony geared to celebrate black individuals in the community.​ 

Chef Lemaire's Clients: 
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- Arcade Fire - Grammy Award Winning Group - Amaluna, Cirque du Soleil - Haiti's former President Michel Joseph Martelly - Haiti's former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe - Raoul Peck - Haitian Film Maker - Joel Widmaeir - Renown Haitian Artist and philantropist  - Florida International University - Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida - General Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Miami - Community Folk Art Center Syracuse, Annexe of Syracuse University - Haiti's Ambassador in Washington DC, Paul Altidore - Little Haiti Cultural Center - Rhythm Foundation - JM Lexus - Boukman Eksperyans - Grammy Nominated Haitian Band - Festival de Jazz de Port-au-Prince​

Appearances and Features 
Chef Lemaire appeared on several local and international news outlets such as:- Miami's Local 10 ABC- Syracuse Local 9 ABC - Bridge Street- Radio Télé Métropole Haiti- Radio Télé Superstar Haiti- Global TV Montréal Chef Lemaire has featured multiple times in several online and printed   publications such as:- Miami Herald- Voyage Mia Magazine- Miami New Times- South Florida Times- Kreyolicious.com- Pluriel Magazine- Haiti Open- NB Magazine- Magic Haiti- Lakol Magazine