Cuisine Solutions CREA
Gerard Bertholon, chief strategy officer since 2012, joined Cuisine Solutions in 1989, as corporate chef. The company develops sous vide products for hotels, healthcare facilities, the military, travel companies, and national restaurants. In 1999, he formed Fiveleaf, a concept that brought some of the world’s greatest chefs into people’s homes.
Gerard was trained in his native France by three master chefs, including Alain Chapel whom he cites as his greatest inspiration. Prior to joining Cuisine Solutions, Gerard served as executive chef in top American and French restaurants, including La Panetière in Rye, NY, which he helped earn three stars from The New York Times. In 2012, he was named Maître Cuisinier de France, one of the culinary world’s highest honors. In 2013, Bertholon was named Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole Academie du Cuisine, by the French Ministry of Agriculture in and was inducted into the Académie Culinaire de France in 2014.