Les Jardins du Léman

The chef and his team


Henrique Aguzzoli

Originally from Italy, Henrique Aguzzoli began his career as a chef in the Paris region, working for prestigious establishments such as the Royal Monceau in Paris, and Château de Montvillargenne in Chantilly.

He was also sous-chef at La Réserve in Geneva before seizing the opportunity to take over Les Jardins du Léman in Yvoire (Haute-Savoie), which he has owned together with his wife Valérie since 2000.

The Chef and his chefs

Henrique Aguzzoli, Céline Vandel, Nicolas Paulin & Jean-François Meriot

Chef Aguzzoli has devoted, skilful colleagues in Céline Vandel, pantry chef, and Nicolas Paulin, chef in charge of meat, fish and sauce.

The Pastry Chef

The pastry Chef now elaborates all his desserts according to the seasonal availability of products, to the current trends and to his profuse creativity aiming to get your senses ending the meal with a thrill of refinement and sweetness. Either for a birthday, wedding or christening, let him amaze you with a dessert of your choice and share a friendly moment with the ones you care for.

In the restaurant and in the cellars

Valérie Aguzzoli, Quentin Leplus, Arnaud Barboux Maître d’hôtel and Jérémy Gastaud

Dynamic duo Valérie Aguzzoli and her assistant Quentin Leplus are on hand in the restaurant, offering customers a friendly yet inconspicuous service. With a smile, kindness and professionalism, they are very pleased to offer advice to their guests. Originally from the Jura region, Valérie’s expertise is second to none when it comes to helping you choose from the restaurant’s wonderful wine list!


“Bonne cuisine et bon vin,
c'est le paradis sur terre.”

Henri IV