Passionate about pastry from an early age, Chadi Karam attended courses at “Le Notre Paris” and various training centers. At the age of 18, he began his career at Le Vendome Intercontinental Hotel, where Chef Charles Azar served as his mentor. Starting as a Pastry Chef, Karam was responsible for the opening and development of the brand “Lily’s” in downtown Beirut. He later became the pastry chef at Cheval Blanc, the luxury hotel in the Maldives. Currently, he is part of the team at Capella Shanghai – Le Comptoir De Pierre Gagnaire.
In a momentous achievement, Chef Chadi Karam, the brilliant Executive Pastry Chef at Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire, has proudly secured the prestigious one Michelin star for the restaurant for the second consecutive year.
Chef Karam’s exceptional culinary expertise, finely honed through collaborations with esteemed chefs like Charles Azar, Lionel Pelle, and Yannick Alleno, has played a pivotal role in this remarkable accolade. His noteworthy contributions to luxury brands such as Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Relais et Desserts International, and Cheval Blanc have further solidified his standing in the culinary world.
Adding to the celebration, the esteemed three Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire has extended a personal invitation to Chef Chadi. This exclusive invitation offers Chef Karam the unique opportunity to lead the pastry team at Chef Gagnaire’s enchanting restaurant and bakery, nestled in the heart of the Capella Hotel in the vibrant and dynamic city of Shanghai.
This exciting collaboration between these two culinary maestros promises a harmonious blend of talent and innovation, further enriching Shanghai’s culinary landscape. The enchanting partnership is set to elevate the gastronomic experience for connoisseurs in the city, marking a significant milestone in Chef Chadi Karam’s illustrious career.