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French Laundry

6640 Washington Street
Yountville, California
Tel: 707.944.2380
(1978 - )
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  • A Relais & Châteaux property.
  • Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

Back of the House

Thomas Burke
Commis
2017
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Patrick Fahy
Pastry Chef
2014 - 2015
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David Breeden
Chef de Cuisine
2013 - Present
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Milton Abel
Pastry Chef
2012 - 2014
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Michael Wallace
Sous Chef
2011 - Present
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Elwyn Boyles
Executive Pastry Chef
2011 - Present
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Robbie Nowlin
Butcher
Chef de Partie
2011 - 2013
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Mathew Peters
Sous Chef
2011 - 2013
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Philip Tessier
Executive Sous Chef
2011 - Present
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Devin Knell
  Offsite Events
Executive Sous Chef
2011 - Present
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Bernice Tzong
Pastry Stagiaire
2011
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Jonathan Mizukami
Sous Chef
2010 - 2014
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Russell Karath
Pastry Stagiaire
2010 - Present
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Devin McDavid
Pastry Chef de Partie
2010 - 2011
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Jarrod Huth
Chef de Partie
2010 - 2013
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Timothy Hollingsworth
Chef de Cuisine
2009 - 2013
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Jarrod Huth
Stagiaire
2009 - 2010
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Robbie Nowlin
Stagiaire
2009
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Brandon Rodgers >
Henry Zamora
Chef de Partie
2009 - 2010
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Anthony Secviar
Sous Chef
2008 - 2011
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Walter Abrams
Sous Chef
2008 - 2011
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Patrick Fahy
Chef de Partie
2008 - 2009
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Jeffrey Stoneberger
Stagiaire
2008
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Brandon Brumback
Stagiaire
2007
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Ryan Jette
Chef de Partie
2007 - 2008
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Louis Maldonado
Chef de Partie
2007 - 2008
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Moe Mathieu
Stagiaire
2007
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Scott Nishiyama
Chef de Partie
2006 - 2008
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Ron Mendoza
Pastry Sous Chef
2006 - 2007
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Fabien Beaufour
Chef de Partie
2006
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Nai Kang Kuan
Sous Chef
Line Cook
Commis
2006 - 2011
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Eric Haugen
Apprentice
2006
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Jacqueline Blanchard
Stagiaire
2006
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Hsing Chen
Pastry Chef
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Christopher Kearse
Line Cook
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Jeffrey Finkelstein
Stagiaire
2005
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Frank Mnuk
Stagiaire
2005 - 2006
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Brandon Olsen
Apprentice/Commis
2005
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John Marquez
Chef de Partie
2005 - 2006
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Rex Manalo
Stagiaire
2005
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Claire Clark
Head Pastry Chef
2005 - 2009
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Corey Lee
Chef de Cuisine
2005 - 2009
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David Breeden
Chef de Partie
2005 - 2007
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Anthony Secviar
Chef de Partie
2005 - 2008
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Sunny Jin >
Mark Bodinet
Chef de Partie
2004 - 2009
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Francisco Migoya
Pastry Chef
2004 - 2005
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Ben Hasty
Apprentice/Commis
2004
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Dennis Peckham
Chef de Partie
2004 - 2005
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Doug Psaltis
Stagiaire
2004
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Jonathan Mizukami
Line Cook
2004 - 2010
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Courtney Schmidig
Head Pastry Chef
Pantry Chef
Pastry Cook
2004 - 2012
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Walter Abrams
Line Chef
Chef de Partie
2004 - 2008
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John Maher
Chef de Poisson
Commis
2004 - 2005
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Corey Lee
Sous Chef
2003 - 2004
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Jonathan Benno >
Kent Van Dyk
Stagiaire
2002
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Kyle Connaughton
Stagiaire
2002
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David Carrier
Line Cook
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Timothy Hollingsworth
Sous Chef
Commis
2002 - 2009
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Curtis Duffy
Stagiaire
2002
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Jordan Kahn >
Gabriel Ask
Apprentice/Commis
2002 - 2003
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Karen Nicolas
Stagiaire
2001
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Zak Pelaccio >
Deron Engbers
Stagiaire
2000
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Corey Lee
Chef de Partie
2000 - 2003
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René Redzepi
Apprentice
2000
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Clayton Miller
Chef de Partie
2000 - 2002
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Rachael Harriman
Chef de Partie
2000 - 2005
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Pano I. Karatassos
Saucier
1999 - 2000
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Devin Knell
Executive Sous Chef
1999 - 2011
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Michelle Corry >
Rob Belcham
Chef de Partie
1999
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Bobby Duncan
Stagiaire
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Richard Blais
Chef de Partie
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Stephen Durfee
Pasta Chef
[1998]
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Lisa Nakamura
Sous Chef
1997 - 2000
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Grant Achatz
Sous Chef
1997 - 2001
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Shuna Lydon
Pastry Sous Chef
1997 - 1998
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Josh Thomsen
Chef de Partie
1996 - 1998
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Eric Ziebold
Chef de Cuisine
Sous Chef
Chef de Partie
1996 - 2004
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Jonathan Benno >
Rob Evans >
Joshua Schwartz
Pastry Kitchen Manager
Saucier
Garde Manger
1995 - 1998
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Ron Siegel
Sous Chef
1994 - 1995
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Thomas Keller
Chef & Owner
1994 - Present
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Justin Leboe
Stagiaire
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Gregory Short
Sous Chef
Chef de Partie
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Front of the House

Erik Johnson
Head Sommelier
2014 - Present
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Oscar De La Villa Jr
Sommelier
Cigar Curator
2013 - Present
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Erik Johnson
Assistant Sommelier
2013 - 2014
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Desmond Echavarrie
Sommelier
2011 - 2013
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Martin Repicky
Assistant General Manager
2010 - Present
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Matthew Stamp
Sommelier
2010 - Present
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Erik Johnson
Sommelier Intern
2009 - 2009
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Christopher M. Hoel
Sommelier
2008 - 2012
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Michael Ireland
Sommelier
2006 - 2008
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Nicolas Fanucci
General Manager
2005 - 2012
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Dennis Kelly
Head Sommelier
2005 - 2014
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Michael Scaffidi
Sommelier
2004 - 2007
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Amanda Reade
Wine Assistant
2004 - 2005
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Paul Roberts
Wine Director
2003 - 2008
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Jesse Rodriguez
Head Sommelier
2003 - 2006
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Andre Mack
Sommelier
2003 - 2004
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Laura Cunningham
General Manager
2000 - 2006
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Bobby Stuckey
Head Sommelier
2000 - 2003
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Keith Fergel
Sommelier
1998 - 2003
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Laura Cunningham
Manager
1995 - 2000
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Laura Cunningham
Assistant Manager
1994 - 1995
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Don Schmitt
Co-owner/Partner
1978 - 1994
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Sally Schmitt
Co-owner/Partner
1978 - 1994
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Signature Dish/Specialty

  • 'Coffee and Doughnuts'
  • 'Macaroni and Cheese'
  • 'Oysters and Pearls'

And Now You Know

  • The French Laundry is so named as it is located on the site of a former steam laundry operated by a French couple.

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2019)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2018)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2017)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2016)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2015)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2014)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2013)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2012)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2011)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2010)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2008)
  • Grand Award, Wine Spectator (2007)
  • Restaurant of the Year, James Beard Foundation (2006)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2006)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2005)
  • World's Best Restaurant, Restaurant Magazine (2004)
  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot (2004)
  • Outstanding Service, James Beard Foundation (2003)
  • World's Best Restaurant, Restaurant Magazine (2003)
  • Outstanding Wine Service, James Beard Foundation (2001)
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