Chef of the Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence
Team of the Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

The Chef and his teams

Pierre Reboul, crazy about cooking

Cuisine of the Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence
Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

Pierre Reboul didn’t choose cooking: it chose him!
As the fifth generation of a family of cooks, this Villeurbanne native who spent his childhood in Gap in the Hautes-Alpes, fell into this world as a child. His early years were punctuated by the smells and tastes of his mother's cooking and that of his grandfather's inn in the Diois region, together with family meals at Jacques Pic's restaurant…

His first culinary emotions were inextricably linked to sharing, the pleasure of gathering around a table, the joy of warming, love-filled dishes, and the proof of a passion passed on.
Pierre began his apprenticeship at the age of 15, at the two Michelin-starred Michel Chabran restaurant in Isère.
This marked the start of a career that would take him into some of the world’s finest restaurants, working alongside its top chefs.

Outside the Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence
Dish of the Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

From traditional foundations to creative freedom

The young Pierre Reboul went on to multiply his experiences alongside France’s greatest chefs, including a two-year stint with Jacques Pic: an encounter with the man he considers to be "his second grandfather, humble and extraordinary" and who marked his life on both a personal and professional level.
He then moved to Paris and learned from Philippe Legendre at Taillevent and Michel Rostang who offered him his first Chef’s position at L'Absinthe.
In these exceptional establishments, he perfected the art of rigour, technical mastery, and a taste for perfectly executed work and nothing short of excellence.

Returning to the Drôme in 1996, he took up the post of Chef in an establishment in Tain l'Hermitage. This first experience gave him a taste of the freedom to create.
He opened his own establishment, Rive Gauche, in the same town two years later and was awarded a star in 2003, which recognised the successful balance he had struck between creativity and attention to detail
He then headed for Provence, that he loves for its fine produce, colours and landscapes, first in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, then in the centre of Aix-en-Provence, before finally moving to Château de la Pioline. And with each experience, history repeats itself: the first star is never long in coming in recognition of an establishment where Reboul gives free rein to his imagination and daring, making him a starred Chef for some 20 years now!

Cultivating difference

Maximum risk-taking and an almost intrinsic need to introduce surprise and daring to each and every one of his creations. Pierre Reboul is an artist of boundless energy, an adventurer who dares to shake up the codes and play with them. He was one of the first chefs in the South of France to propose so-called "molecular" cuisine, juggling with aesthetics, temperatures and textures. As a result, the produce that we encounter in this establishment sometimes appears in very disconcerting states, such as the olive oil powder on homemade bread that releases, upon contact with body temperature, a unique cocktail of tastes and flavours

Immeasurable creativity, audacity and imagination, which would be nothing without a huge amount of research, both in terms of inspiration and execution, technical mastery and a great deal of patience to create the perfect pairings.
A life devoted to cooking and a perpetual quest for innovation, which translates into dishes with a strong, distinctive identity and frank, powerful tastes.
The expression of his emotions and the explosion of flavours, all at the service of gastronomy.

Team of the Pierre Reboul Restaurant in Aix-en-Provence

A Passion Passed On
Stories of Men and Women

United we go further”: this is how the Chef thinks about the restaurant trade, which he likens to his much-loved team sports.
At Château de la Pioline, to bring his unique gourmet score to life, this dynamic Chef has surrounded himself with a small and trusted team. Every day, he delights in transmitting to these individuals his love of cooking and a job well done, sharing his unique creative universe and instilling in them a desire to go ever further in the quest for tastes and the discovery of new flavours.

In this Aix-en-Provence gastronomic restaurant, the experience is also embodied by the individuals who make this place tick: real life stories and strong links between the Chef and his team, all of which can be felt throughout the meal and the time spent in this feel-good venue. A journey rich in shared experiences and emotions.

The team of Chef Pierre Reboul at Château de la Pioline