Baptiste began his high-end hospitality career waiting at tables in two Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris: Le Doyen and Hotel Le Maurice. At the second of these, he won the Best Apprentice in Paris award. He then worked in several more prestigious establishments across the French capital, furthering his knowledge of the business in assistant managerial roles and learning the bar trade.
To pursue his passion for wine, Baptiste trained at the West London Wine School and later at the Burgundy Wine School in Beaune, where he gained the Certificat de Degustateur. His first sommelier role was at the 1-Michelin star Trinity restaurant. He then took the Head Sommelier role at Clarette restaurant in London before accepting the position at Pavyllon.
The positivity and power my mother gives me make her my hero.
Best thing about London?
It’s an international city with a unique dynamism.
Happiest ever moment?
When I heard I’d been awarded the position at Pavyllon London.
Greatest wine discovery?
‘La Justice’ Chardonnay Savagnin by Jérôme Bretaudeau’s Domaine De Bellevue in the Loire Valley.
The sign of a Sommelier’s talent?
When a guest enjoys sipping more than one glass.