The Chef Behind the BistroOur chef Jean-Marc Salvagno hails from Avignon, France where he owned a critically acclaimed restaurant featuring Provencal dishes. He has been a professional Chef since graduating from Brevet d‘Études Professionnelles de Cuisine in 1988.
Jean-Marc has been a member of the French Sommeliers Union since 1993. Exceptionally educated in this vocation, he has attended many wine tasting events in the Toronto region.
His Muse, Valerie Niles, was originally from Trenton, met Jean-Marc in France and "returned to her roots" to help make the dream of L’Auberge come true.
From its inception, L’Auberge de France was seen as a place where Jean-Marc could work to create a unique culinary experience for the population of his new hometown.
With courage and inspiration Valerie left us. Her passion that helped start L’Auberge can be felt within the walls of the Bistro.
Jean Marc continues to support The Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer.