Christophe's corner

Welcome to Chef Christophe's Corner! Chef Christophe has joined as our Signature Chef.

Chef Christophe will be able to share his comments on cooking and cookware, as well as some of his signature recipes. Stay tuned!

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New: Chef Christophe's cooking class starts in April 2009, contact Chef Christophe to register.

About Christophe Le Metayer

After years of running his own restaurant in France, followed by five years perfecting his style at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, chef Christophe Le Metayer has brought his elegant cuisine to Alpharetta (A prestigious community north of Atlanta). But you won't find it in a fancy, reservation-only restaurant. For his Field Good concept, Le Metayer has kept it casual, with a menu that's flavorful and fun. The philosophy of "Field Good" is high quality food and excellent service at affordable price with relaxing environment. You are welcome to visit Field Good at where you can view the menu or order online.

For the past year Christophe has been working at Robert’s catering company, Prestige Gourmet.

Prior to joining Prestige Gourmet, Christophe was overseeing menus and seasonal offerings at The Ritz Carlton’s Café (aaa) in Buckhead, one of Atlanta's busiest restaurants and Buckhead’s gathering place for power breakfast and business and social lunches. Christophe was appointed chef of The Café in 2003, transferring from the Dinning Room, where he had been sous-chef for a year.

He operated his own restaurant, Saint Martin, a short distance from Paris from 1993 to 2001. The restaurant earned listings in several respected French guidebooks including: Michelin Guide (Bib Gourmand), Pudlowski Guide, and Bottin Gourmand.

Prior to opening Saint Martin, Christophe worked at two restaurants in Copenhagen: Hotel d’Angleterre and Sollerod Kro. He moved to Denmark from France, where he had held positions at a three stars (aaa) Michelin restaurant operated by Alain Ducasse in Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo, and at a one star Michelin restaurant: Hotel Sofitel in Paris. Christophe was born in Meulan, 25 miles North West of Paris.

Recognition and References:


June 2008, Field Good
FieldGood won three awards at the 2008 Taste of Alpharetta: Best Casual Entrée, Best Desert, Best Presentation. Very dominating award for a competitive food service in Alpharetta! Read the article by Atlanta Journal Constitution on this.

Pastries You must try the pastries at Field Good, including (from top left) chocolate mousse, apricot joconde, mixed berries, and cherry pistachio.

Dec. 2005, Ritz Carlton’s Café (aaa)
Tasting the Wines - Art of the Meal. Published by GeorgiaTrend, a magazine of Georgia Business and Politics since 1985: "Also, the Ritz's 23-year-old sommelier Chantelle Grilhot has been making waves in the wine world, placing first in the 2005 Confrerie de la Chain des Rotisseurs' regional finals for Best Young Sommelier in America. Chef Christophe Le Metayer... would create the menu.", click here to read the full story...


2003, The Café at Ritz Carlton (aaa)
Listed in the Mobil Travel Guide about "The Cafe":
"Chef Christophe LeMetayer takes his cue from his native France for the menu of this all-day restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead hotel. Sunday brunch is a particular treat, with more than 100 dishes offered. ", click here for more detail..


What did his peer say about Chef Christophe?
" I moved down here and was chef de partie at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. I worked with Chef Christophe LeMetayer, probably the best chef I ever worked for in my entire life. I can’t say enough great things about the man. ", read the story from Peter Golaszewski; executive chef, the Feed Store.