Serge Dansereau - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Serge Dansereau

The Bathers' Pavilion - Sydney, Australia

An energetic Québécois who is now also an Australian citizen, Serge Dansereau grew up in Montréal where he began work as a kitchen hand. He was accepted at the prestigious Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec in 1974, completing his diploma in Cuisine Professionnelle in 1976.

In 1983, Serge accepted a position to help open the newly built Regent, Sydney. Led by the visionary hotelier Ted Wright, the property was consistently voted in the top 10 hotels in the world. After one year, Dansereau was appointed executive chef and quickly became a legend. In 1989, the prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide proclaimed Dansereau “Chef of the Year” and in 1990, awarded three toques, its highest accolade, to Kable’s. In 1994, Dansereau was the recipient of the Sydney Morning Herald Special Award for Excellence.

In 1999 he joined The Bathers’ Pavilion as partner and chef. An imposing white building with an exterior reflecting Moorish influences and distinctive Islamic fretwork, Bathers’ Pavilion includes three Dansereau-designed high-tech kitchens that service a restaurant, cafe, bar, private function rooms, terrace and kiosk. When Bathers’ Pavilion opened in 1999 it almost instantly became one of Australia’s most acclaimed dining venues.

Dansereau respects the service tradition and regards quality produce as the optimum ingredient in his cooking. He is considered one of Australia’s trendsetters and leading chefs. He became the sole owner of The Bathers’ Pavilion in 2003.