Many of our guests comment on how wonderful it is to see the same faces on returning visits. Some of our team have been with us for a very long time and delight in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for this fabulous region.
In addition to many of the provençal natives, each year we welcome young talented people from around the world who come to Provence to refine their skills and range of experience … and enjoy a few months of sunshine!
Sébastien, originally from Calvados, joined Hotel Crillon le Brave as General Manager in 2012. For many years he has been the Director of well known Michelin starred restaurants such as l'hostellerie de l'Abbaye de La Celle in Provence (Ducasse) and l'hôtel de Crillon in Paris.
Jérôme joined us at the beginning of our 2013 season. He trained with Philippe Jourdin and Jean-Denis Rieubland who are both highly skilled and recognised chefs within the industry. Later on in his career he re-joined Jean-Denis Rieubland as his Sous-Chef at the Negresco in Nice and together they obtained two Michelin stars. He is a great lover of locally and seasonally sourced fresh produce and we are all looking forward to tasting his new creations for Crillon le Brave.
Jessica joined us earlier in 2012 as Assistant Manager and is also in charge of groups & events. Previously she worked at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club for five years. Jessica loves to take every opportunity that she can to spend time in the kitchen at Crillon to find out chefs little secrets!
Finance and Administration Manager
Christine arrived in Crillon in 1990, having studied international commerce. She has worked with various companies as Assistant to the Directors.
Peter Chittick, the principal owner of Crillon offered her the postion of Accounts Manager and for the past two years she has occupied the post of Director of Administration and Finance. She loves to travel and whenever possible she escapes to new places all around the world.
Nadia has been at the hotel for over 12 years now and is Christine's Assistant. She arrived in France over 20 years ago for her studies and started her career in Nice but has since settled in Provence and lives in Orange.
Iris Le Gars
Marketing - France
Iris joined Crillon in March 2012 and is responsible for Sales & Marketing in France. Originally from Brittany, she has travelled extensively in South America and has worked in Chilli and in England in luxurious hotels and restaurants.
Four years ago she returned to France and settled in Avignon where she worked in marketing before she joined Crillon.
Marketing - UK & USA
Andrea is responsible for Sales and Marketing for the USA and the UK. Originally from Poole in England, Andrea joined the team in 2006 with her husband who was the Director of the hotel until 2010. Andrea has also worked in other Relais & Châteaux hotels such as Chewton Glen in the New Forest. Andrea and her husband have recently moved to the south-west of France.
Front of House Manager
Magali joined the team in 2011 as Reservationist and since February 2012 has taken over the role of Reception Manager. Originally from the Savoie, she is passionate about ski-ing and anything related to the mountains. Previously she has worked in Val d'Isère in various luxurious places and then decided to move to Provence, where her husband was born.
Magali and her husband have a little girl.
Caroline is responsible for reservations and joined us in March 2012. She worked for more than 10 years near Cambridge in England as a French teacher. In 2003 she came back to France with her English husband and their three children.
Originally from the Lorraine region, Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable in wines and restaurant management and joined us in February 2013 as Restaurant Director. He previously managed a wine shop in the Alsace region and then held the position of Maître d'Hôtel/Chef Sommelier in the prestigious L'Abbaye de la Celle Maison Alain Ducasse in Provence. He studied at the Metro Chapoutier in 2011 where he won 2nd best student Sommelier. We are delighted he has joined the team at Crillon.
Coralie, originally from Alsace, arrived in Provence in 2007 with her husband who is a Chef. Passionate about wine and French cooking, she studied at a Hotel School and gained a Masters in Commerce. She previously worked as Restaurant Manager at La Table de Pablo in Villars before joining Crillon as Restaurant Manager.
Originally from L'Eure and Loire and passionate for wine, Xavier joined us in June 2012 as Sommelier. Before settling in the region with his wife, he travelled around the world from New Zealand to Luxembourg which gave hime the opportunity to develop his passion and knowledge further. Before joining Crillon, Xavier worked at the Ritz in Paris and Louis XV in Monaco.
Virginie joined the team in January 2012. Originally from Burgundy, she worked for a long time between ski resorts, in the winter such as the Fer à Cheval in Megève and in the summer in the Mas du Langoustier in Porquerolles. Virginie then settled in the Vaucluse in 2004.
Nathalie has been at the hotel for over 20 years. She started as a Room Assistant and she is now Virginie's Assistant. Born in Carpentras, she has never left her beloved Provence. She loves anything to do with decoration.
Kelly is responsible for our Mini-Spa and looks after the well-being of our guests.. She left California many years ago to live her life in France. She offers guests at Crillon, great full body massages, hot-stone massages and facials.
Stéphan, our Maintenance Manager joined us over 10 years ago and is originally from the Drôme. He has previously worked as a plumber, electrician and mechanic. He loves rally and motocross.
"What’s not to love about the rustic charm of Crillon le Brave."