To sum up François Chartier’s universe is to describe a rich and abounding career that touches as much on the science of aromas as it does on cooking; from his work as a sommelier to the development of new sakes, new wines and new beers. Not to mention his unique partnerships with great chefs, scientists and producers from around the world. Famous American wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. describes François Chartier as a “pure genius”, while renowned chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli (five times winner of the world’s best restaurant title) calls him “the number one flavour expert”. Discover Planet Chartier!

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To sum up François Chartier’s universe is to describe a rich and abundant career that touches on science as much as it does on gastronomy or the creation of new alcohols. Not to mention unique partnerships with the world’s great chefs, scientists, and producers!


Over the years, François Chartier the “Créateur d’harmonies”, has had the opportunity to meet countless high-level professionals who have helped him along the way. Here, he introduces us to his small team of gifted individuals who are committed to developing new projects and making his work better known through their passion, competence and dedication.

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François Chartier’s professional and charitable involvement extends to many spheres of activity. He is deeply committed to the SOMM360 project team, a unique networking and continuing education concept that aims to offer high-level knowledge and training to sommeliers around the world, some of whom have earned the coveted title of “World’s Best Sommelier”.

Scholarship Program

In 2019, François Chartier created a scholarship program for sommeliers attending his Alma Mater, L’École Hôtelière des Laurentides (EHDL). Another way for the generous “créateur d’harmonies” to contribute to the success of the next generation of sommeliers.

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