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When Sophie Gayot talks, chefs, celebrities and many other important people listen. Now you can watch and listen, too. The official spokesperson of, 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.


Watch this video for Alain Gayot's interview with Daniel Boulud, who was named the 2014 Best Restaurateur in the U.S. in GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue


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

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



    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


    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'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


    Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.