HEAD chef

Vincent Deforce - Head Chef of Le Coeur and Le Cinq restaurants

From the age of 8, Vincent spends a lot of time in the gourmet restaurant Le FG in Temse (Belgium) run by a friend of the family.
Thanks to his aunt, an executive officer for the Sheraton group, he decides to follow a bachelor’s Degree in hotel management. For his internship, he joins the kitchens of Château de Codignat in Auvergne alongside Stéphane Dupuy (MOF 2004) and realizes he wants to stop learning management to start cooking.

The Chef once told him: "We have too many pen-pushers and not enough real passionate cooks". From pastry commis in 2006 he becomes a pastry chef in 2010. He then moves to Mauritius at the Hilton Resort & Spa which counts 7 catering outlets and a brigade of only twenty people for the bakery and pastry department. He comes back to France in 2011, in Burgundy, alongside Laurent Peugeot at the Charlemagne restaurant in Pernand-Vergelesses as a pastry chef.
In this universe cradled between wine and Japanese culture, he learns the perfection of creations and turns to international competitions.

At the end of 2012, he arrives at the hotel Au Coeur du Village where he gets the opportunity to write his own story. He grabs it with both hands and strives for excellence in his role of Pastry Chef of the restaurant Le Coeur.
In 2019, he took over the management of the kitchens of the restaurant Le Cœur and finally became Executive Chef of the kitchens of the restaurants Le Cœur and Le Cinq in fall 2020.

Au Coeur du Village - 26 montée du Château - 74220 La Clusaz - France -
+33 (0)4 50 01 50 01
Opening dates
Summer season : OPEN from July 7th to August 26th 2023.

Winter season : OPEN from December 15th 2023 to April 6th 2024.