Chef Mutaro | ...on opportunities, challenges and triumphs

October 23, 2021 Season 3 Episode 5
Chef Mutaro | ...on opportunities, challenges and triumphs
Show Notes

In this week's episode, Louisa and the Fantastic Fo speak to Chef Mutaro, a Senegal born Parisian who moved to Hong Kong 8 years ago to take on what would later become the restaurant capital of the world.

Mutaro is Executive Chef & General Manager at Le Comptoir Group, which has 5 venues across the city, and he shares with us his journey from Senegal to Hong Kong, with many amazing pitstops along the way.

A sprawling tale that takes us from the Talibe in Senegal, to the restaurant scene in Paris with Alain Ducasse, to London with Joël Robuchon, before a casual stint in Lebanon and then finally Hong Kong.

Such an inspirational story of struggle, hard work, and triumph, and a special insight into the little known Talibe in Senegal. We hope you enjoy listening to this one as much as we did making it.


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Notes and links from this episode:

  • Guest Instagram : @baldemutaro
  • Guest message: Look into the Talibe 
  • Michelin recommended Bali - inspired restaurant : Poem 
  • Michelin star Japanese-French restaurant : Écriture
  • Online patisserie : Pastel 
  • Rooftop dining terrace : Piqniq 
  • Sushi bar : Umi