Chef ALAN CLIVE PAYEN - "Imparting my knowledge and experience to the young generation" - Words by an Ambassador of Taste® that is awarded the Gold Medal of the global organization of Ambassadors of Taste for the Global Gastronomy®
ALAN CLIVE PAYEN (World culinary judge, Author of cookbooks, Mauritious)
Officially certified as Ambassador of Taste for the Global Ambassador® - Gold Medal 2021
My career started at the Hotel School of Mauritius, where I obtained diplomas in cookery, restaurant, reception and housekeeping. In 1992, I opened 'Le Bon Choix' restaurant, where I was chef-patron and director for 25 years. In 1998, I joined the Mauritius Chefs' Association and became the 2nd President from 2010 until 2012. In 2005, I founded the 'Cusine and Wine' Association, became a 'Disciple of Escoffier' , and was a Board Member of AHRIM presiding over the Restaurant Commission. In 2008, I was awarded the 'Toque Blanche' status in Cannes. In 2011, I was promoted to the rank of 'Commandeur de la Commanderie des Cordons Bleus de France'. I have been a Worldchefs Judge since 2008 and have participated as a judge in more than 60 competitions worldwide. I am also a SKMER Ambassador of Croatia and a World Chefs Without Borders Ambassador since 2013. An honorary member in the culinary field in many countries, I am also known as the "singing chef" among my peers. In 2018 I published my first book '50 Chefs fêtent les 50 ans de Maurice' and in 2020 I publised a second one 'Flavours of the World' which highlights culinary specialities of 80 world-renowned chefs.
My mission is to impart my knowledge to the young generation of chefs and also give them the proper feedback during competitions so as to improve their skills.