With hindsight, it is not surprising that Julien Royer became a top chef. As the son of a farming family, he learned from a very early age the importance of the seasons when it comes to ingredients and thus good food. He went on to attend a primary school that taught the art of cooking. In his first job, he got to work together with the legendary Michel Bras. In 2008, Royer moved to Singapore, where he opened his first restaurant, Odette, in 2015 – and where he was awarded three Michelin stars in 2019. That same year, Royer opened Louise in Hong Kong, which received a Michelin star the very next year. It should therefore be only a matter of time before Claudine – opened in 2021 in Singapore – also goes on to win a star.