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Interviews

Find Sophie Gayot's latest celebrity interviews on YouTube

When Sophie Gayot talks, chefs, celebrities and many other important people listen. Now you can watch and listen, too. The official spokesperson of GAYOT.com, Sophie Gayot has conducted many intimate and exclusive video interviews with top toques and stars that can help you discover a restaurant, dish, hotel, wine and more. Check out her video series.


Authors

French chef Jacques Pépin's cookbook, "Fast Food My Way"

Celebrities

Watch this video for Sophie Gayot's interview with "Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons, author of Talking With My Mouth Full

María Antúnez, soprano of Dulce Rosa

Dan Aykroyd (comedian/actor), discussing Crystal Head Vodka

Maurice Barthélémy (filmmaker), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles


Frédéric Beigbeder (director), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

Carlos Bernard (From Fox's hit television series 24)

Bertrand Blier (writer/director), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

Dany Boon (actor/director), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo, conducting the opera, Dulce Rosa

Dr. Garth Fisher (Extreme Makeover)

Mr. Richard Galy, mayor of Mougins, France, discussing with Sophie Gayot about Les Etoiles de Mougins

Alain Gayot, on Hell's Kitchen, Season 6, Episode 13, aired October 13th, 2009

Sophie Gayot
red triangle behind the scenes of the 2012 GAYOT.com Restaurant Issue
red triangle sabraging a bottle of Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Brut Rosé
red triangle sabraging a bottle of Champagne Dom Perignon Vintage 1998
red triangle sabraging a bottle of Champagne Veuve Clicquot with Prince Frederic von Anhalt
red triangle sabraging a bottle of Champagne at the opening party of Riviera 31 Lounge Bar
red triangle on Hell's Kitchen, Season 4, Episode 8, aired May 20th, 2008
red triangle on Hell's Kitchen, Season 8, Episode 8, aired October 13th, 2010
red triangle on The Insider, aired Dec. 27, 2008

Judith Godrèche (actress), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

Mariel Hemingway (actress/model/yoga instructor), presenting her skincare line Tatchme

  • Dr. Gunther von Hagens (Body Worlds)

  • Lee Holdridge, composer of Dulce Rosa

    Benoit Jacquot (director), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles
  • Nicholas Kittle (Blue Man Group)

  • Frédéric Lefebvre (French Secretary of State), discussing the 2012 Fête de la Gastronomie

    Phillipe Le Guay (filmmaker), at the 2011 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

    Christina Machamer, winner of Hell's Kitchen Season 4

    Brian Malarkey, author of "Come Early, Stay Late"

    Carrie McCully, host of the Food Network's Chef Hunter tv show

    David Minkin, international magician champion

    Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (writers/directors), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

    Jenny Okun, composer of Dulce Rosa

  • Lord Howard Posener, Master Magician by Royal Appointment

  • Jérémie Rénier (actor), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

    Hélène Ségara (singer), at the 2012 COLCOA Film Festival in Los Angeles

    Bruno Serato, one of 10 2011 CNN Heroes

    Gail Simmons, "Top Chef" judge and author of "Talking With My Mouth Full"

    Nona Sivley, chef de cuisine at LA Market, winner of Hell's Kitchen season 8

    Richard Sparks, librettist/director of Dulce Rosa

  • Curtis Stone, Take Home Chef

  • Francois Truffart, director of COLCOA, presenting the 2011 edition of the festival


    Adam Vadel, musician


    Dr. Andrew Weil, partner at True Food Kitchen

     

    Food

    Bananas Foster at Commander's Palace in New Orleans prepared tableside for Sophie Gayot of GAYOT.com.

    Emanuel Andrén, chocolatier

    Bananas Foster Tableside at Commander's Palace

    Caesar Salad Tableside at Bern's Steak House

    Cèpes with chef Gilles Epié at Citrus Étoile

    Cheese Program, fromager Jason Truckenmiller at The Loft

    Kristy Choo at Jin Pâtisserie

    Churros with chef Julian Serrano at Julian Serrano Restaurant

    Mitchell Davis at Vice President of The James Beard Foundation

    Food wrapping at Gladstone's Malibu

    Fruits de Mer with executive chef Christophe Raoux at Le Café de la Paix

    Christophe Happillon, Maître Écailler, discussing oysters and how to open them

    Harry & David, Gail Simon VP Brand Marketing & Communications

    Michèle La Porta, owner of Thé Cool in Paris discussing her Starlette Cake

    David Martinon, Los Angeles French Consul General of France David Martinon and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom

    Manrico Mincuzzi, president of the House of Balsamic

    Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes

    Paella at Julian Serrano restaurant

    Pasta with chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini at Andrea restaurant at The Resort at Pelican Hill

    Plate breaking at Cleo's restaurant

    Prince William's Groom's Cake with Kristen Olson, assistant food editor at Betty Crocker

    Tony Princiotta, manager and buyer at The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills

    Tahitian Raw Fish with Pierre Sudre, executive chef at Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort


    Hotels

    Chef Nobu Matsuhisa discussing with Sophie Gayot of GAYOT.com about his hotel, Nobu Caesars Palace.


    Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas
    red triangle American Fish, executive chef Sven Mede
    red triangle Julian Serrano, chef José Picasso
    red triangle Julian Serrano, chef at Julian Serrano restaurant
    red triangle Julian Serrano, general manager Stewart Patchefsky

    Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
    Pradeep Raman, general manager

    Beaches Resorts by Sandals
    Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, Founder & Chairman

    Bellagio Las Vegas
    Fountain water show

    The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel
    red triangle Dana Farner, beverage director at CUT
    red triangle Mishel Ledoux, general manager at CUT
    red triangle Ari Rosenson, chef de cuisine at CUT

    Caesars Palace
    red triangle Mathieu Chartron, executive chef at Restaurant Guy Savoy
    red triangle Todd Harrington, executive chef at Central Michel Richard

    The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    red triangle Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, with sushi chef Kitt Xaiyashiha and chef Greg Fortunato
    red triangle Brandon Flowers's concert on opening night
    red triangle Comme Ca, chef David Myers
    red triangle China Poblano, with executive chef Shirley Chung
    red triangle China Poblano, tour of the restaurant at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
    red triangle Estiatorio Milos, with chef Joshua Smith
    red triangle Estiatorio Milos, the interior of the restaurant with Adam Rand, Director of Operations
    red triangle Jaleo, in the private room with José Andrés

    Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills
    Victor Casanova, chef at Culina Modern Italian

    The Grand Del Mar
    William Bradley, executive chef at Addison

    The Hollywood Roosevelt
    Vincent Cachot, Vartan Abgaryan and Rene Baez, hotel executive chef, executive chef and pastry chef at Public Kitchen & Bar

    Hotel Le Bristol
    Eric Frechon, chef at Le 114 Faubourg

    Hotel de Crillon
    Christopher Hache, chef at Les Ambassadeurs

    Hôtel de Vendôme
    Josselin Marie, chef at 1 Place Vendome

    Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort
    red triangle Fabrice Jarry, sommelier
    red triangle Pierre Sudre, executive chef

    InterContinental Paris Le Grand
    Christophe Raoux, executive chef at Le Café de la Paix

    The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa
    red triangle Eric Espuny, sommelier and general manager at The Royce
    red triangle David Feau, chef de cuisine at The Royce

    The London West Hollywood
    Anthony Keene, executive chef of Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood

    Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
    Marcus Mueller, hotel general manager about On Rodeo Bistro & Lounge

    JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles at L.A. Live
    Nona Sivley, chef de cuisine at LA Market

    Le Mas Candille
    red triangle Serge Gouloumès, executive chef

    Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
    red triangle Pascal Sanchez, chef de cuisine at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

    Mandarin Oriental, Paris
    red triangle Thierry Marx, executive chef at Sur Mesure

    MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
    red triangle Claude Le Tohic and Kamel Guechida, executive chef and pastry chef at Joël Robuchon Restaurant Las Vegas

    Montage Beverly Hills
    red triangle Scott Conant, chef at Scarpetta Beverly Hills
    red triangle Richard Ruskell, executive pastry chef

    Montage Laguna Beach
    red triangle Casey Overton, chef at The Loft
    red triangle Craig Strong, chef at Studio
    red triangle Jason Truckenmiller, fromager at The Loft

    Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace
    red triangle Nobu Matsuhisa


    One&Only Cape Town
    Adam Tihany, designer of Maze by Gordon Ramsay


    Palazzo
    red triangle Nicole Brisson and Eric Lumley, executive chef and sommelier at Carnevino

    Plaza Anthénée
    red triangle Christophe Saintagne, chef de cuisine at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

    Le Royal Monceau
    red triangle Laurent André, chef des cuisines at La Cuisine
    red triangle A member of the Pierre Hermé team, at La Cuisine

    The Resort at Pelican Hill
    red triangle Andrea, with executive chef Jean-Pierre Dubray and chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini
    red triangle making pasta with chef de cuisine Luca Cesarini

    Sandals Resorts
    Founder & Chairman Gordon 'Butch' Stewart

    Shangri-La Hotel, Paris
    Philippe Labbé, executive chef at L'Abeille

    Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
    Orazio Parisi, executive chef at Paparazzi

    SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
    red triangle chef José Andrés
    red triangle general manager Philip Dailey

    Sofitel Los Angeles
    red triangle opening party at Riviera 31 Lounge Bar

    Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
    Rick Giffen and Claude Gaty, hotel executive chef and chef de cuisine at Top of the World


    The Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas
    Guillaume Burlion, executive chef at The Restaurant


    THEhotel at Mandalay Bay
    Bruno Riou, executive chef at Mix IN LAS VEGAS


    Viceroy Santa Monica
    Chris Crary, chef de cuisine at Whist
     in the kitchen at the restaurant
    learning that he is one of GAYOT.com's Top 5 Rising Chefs of 2012

    W Los Angeles Westwood
    Dakota Weiss, executive chef at NINETHIRTY

    Wynn Las Vegas
    David Walzog, executive chef at SW Steakhouse


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