Le Chef: Raphael Lambert

Our French American Chef Raphael is native from South of France. He has been with us at La Voile for 4 years. He trained in Lyon at the Paul Bocuse Institute and went on to work for acclaimed chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Guy Savoy and Michel Bras.

The Maitre D': Jerome

Jerome, our Maitre Dí, is from Le Mans, a city famous for its "rillettes" paté and its "24 Hours of Le Mans" endurance motor race. Before joining us, Jerome was working at the WALLHOUSE on the island of Saint Barth, a restaurant owned by the father of our former Maitre Dí, Julien, who has since moved back there to work with his father.

The Assistant Maitre D': Jean Baptiste

Jean Baptiste joined La Voile in April 2011. He is from the city of Perpignan in the South of France-you will recognize him easily with his strong southern accent!  Naturally, he loves to recommend the Languedoc Roussillon wines.

Originating from an agricultural family, he first worked at the "terroir" product Recolt, then in a bar named "Bistroquet," the restaurant Beach club "La Baraquette" and was manager in a major sports goods shop "Decathlon" before he arrived in Boston in 2009. He is very interested in tennis and soccer, and always game for a match, having competed in both sports back home in France.

Maxime Messaoudene, Wine & Alcohol Director

Maxime is a French-American from Paris. Having studied at Tufts University and the school of the Museum of Fine Arts, he eventually realized his passion was for wine. A never ending exploration, all kicked off by that fateful Cheval Blanc (or was it the Chevalier?) He strives to find the best wines from all corners of France, from the light summer rosť to the esoteric Alicante old vine.

Meet Adrien Descarpentries, our new Assistant General Manager:

Adrien joined La Voile's team in November 2012. He was born in Lille, and studied Sociology and Economic Sciences. He then realized that he wanted to see the world, and worked in England and the Netherlands before finding a home in Boston, his proudest project.

Le Chef Bartender

Rory Caviness, Le Chef Barman, is actually American- not French.  Désolé. He began working in restaurants at age fifteen and has been bartending for over ten years.  Rory studied music in college, but making drinks is where his real passion lies.