Meeting with
Jérémie Valdes
 
 
 

Jérémie, Chef

 
 
 

For 5 years, our chef Jérémie Valdes and his team have been producing savoury creations in our kitchen ateliers in la rue de Sèvres for our “Cuisine” and “À Emporter” stands.
From sauce dishes to seasonal salads and sandwiches, he meticulously produces an extensive range of over 80 products. Take a look behind the scenes of this exceptional stand at La Grande Épicerie de Paris.

 
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How did you become a chef at La Grande Épicerie de Paris?

 

After my hospitality training, I worked at various Parisian hotels including Le Meurice and the Hôtel de Crillon, where I gained experience in the basics of haute cuisine. I then joined a large catering group. There, I learned about management and how to maximise a supply chain, essential skills that I still use on a daily basis when planning production for our dishes. By spending some time at small bistros and restaurants in France and Spain, I also learned about using produce in its entirety and minimising waste.
Finally, in 2009, I joined La Grande Épicerie de Paris I began as an assistant before becoming Head Chef five years ago. Today, I play the role of a conductor. I work with different departments, such as Purchasing and Marketing to design ranges and test new recipes. I then assign different tasks within my team based on the skills and preferences of each member.

 
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la grande épicerie de Paris - Traiteur
 

Which savoury creations do you make in the laboratories on rue de Sèvres on a daily basis?

 

Gastronomy spans several stands. It represents over 80 different products alone. Every day, we prepare the dishes, salads and sandwiches for the “Cuisine” and “À Emporter” stands. We also cook the shellfish found on the Poissonerie stand, as well as the garnishes for the rotisserie, and some savoury mixtures used in the bakery, such as Pissaladières.
From 6.00 a.m., we start to prepare the first sandwiches and compose the salads for the day which are available at lunchtime in our two stores as well as at La Petite Epicerie in Gare Saint-Lazare.

 

How did you design the selection?

 

The “Cuisine” and “À Emporter” stands essentially consist of dishes that we produce ourselves, in our kitchen laboratories on rue de Sèvres.
There are, of course, traditional French cuisine recipes, reinterpreted and adapted in line with feedback from our customers. Their favourite products, such as veal with morel mushrooms, delicate porcini mushroom tarts and seasonal salads, have become our must-haves in the selection. However, we try to be as innovative as possible, introducing new flavours to try on a daily basis. This development also incorporates new techniques in cooking such as that used for our lemon chicken dish. The lemon’s acidity enables the meat to cook while delicately flavouring the flesh. We then cook it at a low temperature to preserve all the tenderness.

 
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la grande épicerie de Paris - Quiche
 

As part of the Our Chefs campaign, lamb Capilotade is available on the Cuisine stand. Why did you choose this recipe?

 

Capilotade is a family recipe and a traditional dish from Averyron, where I’m from. It consists of a grilled aubergine that is then stuffed with lamb shoulder confit and potatoes, all enhanced with a touch of tarragon. The stuffing is cooked for several hours the day before to ensure the meat is particularly tender on tasting. Once garnished, the aubergines are then brown in the oven with a little Laguiole cheese. This simple and flavoursome dish is perfect to counter the cold weather of winter!

 

Discover our Chef's savoury creations at the “Cuisine” and “À Emporter” stands in our stores.

 
 
 

Discover the selection

from Jérémie Valdes

 
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La Grande Épicerie de Paris
Toasted sesame oil is delicious and will enhance your cooking.
coup de coeur
€7.50
25 cl (30,00 € / L)
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Encuentro
A fondant, crunchy dark chocolate bar, garnished with cocoa nibs. This chocolate reveals toasted notes with a floral profile and good freshness, marked by notes of citrus. This recipe is made with organic products and bought in short-circuit retail, direct from producers, by the Encuentro chocolate...
A fondant, crunchy dark chocolate bar, garnished with cocoa nibs. This chocolate reveals toasted notes with a floral profile and good freshness, marked by notes of citrus. This recipe is made with organic products and bought in...
€8.40
75 g (112,00 € / kg)
free Colissimo delivery in France*.
de la livraison Trasnporteur offerte en France et en Europe*.
L'Héritage de Chasse-Spleen, PDO Haut-Médoc, 2014 L'Héritage de Chasse-Spleen
15-15,5
RVF
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L'Héritage de Chasse-Spleen
L'Héritage de Chasse-Spleen is the second wine of the famous and unmissable Grand Cru Moulis in Médoc, Château Chasse-Spleen. Often remarked upon, these wines always have a good quality/price ratio and are produced on noble terroirs dominated by gravel. Today, 20 hectares of the property are...
L'Héritage de Chasse-Spleen is the second wine of the famous and unmissable Grand Cru Moulis in Médoc, Château Chasse-Spleen. Often remarked upon, these wines always have a good quality/price ratio and are produced on noble...
€19.90
75 cl (26,53 € / L)
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La Grande Épicerie de Paris
World-renowned for its slightly salty taste, Kampot black pepper is as earthy as it is refined and elegant, and is ideal with your game and red meats, or even pineapple.
€8.60
50 g (172,00 € / kg)
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Al dente la salsa
Very large salt crystals to immerse in cooking water. A grain of madness to throw into a pasta party.
coup de coeur
€10.40
550 g (18,91 € / kg)
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Castelas
This olive oil has aromatic notes of confit olives, cocoa and vanilla, along with a truffle finish. It also reveals a pleasant sweetness on the palate.
€21.65
50 cl (43,30 € / L)
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La Sablésienne
Our childhood biscuits, which still please every generation.The famous "Langues de Chat" are made in the Loire at the Sablésienne, biscuit-maker since 1962.A recipe made with delicious natural ingredients.
€14.90
160 g (93,12 € / kg)
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La Grande Épicerie de Paris
A craft grapefruit cordial to delight all ages during an aperitif or a break. This creation from La Grande Épicerie de Paris can be enjoyed simply with cold water, or with a cocktail.
€3.90
25 cl (15,60 € / L)
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Encuentro
Chocolate maker Encuentro, maker of renowned, unique chocolates, has its origins in a lovely story that begins in the Dominican Republic. From short-circuit retail, direct from producers, this dark chocolate will melt the heart of more than one chocolate-lover, with its notes of raspberry, flowers...
Chocolate maker Encuentro, maker of renowned, unique chocolates, has its origins in a lovely story that begins in the Dominican Republic. From short-circuit retail, direct from producers, this dark chocolate will melt the heart...
€8.40
75 g (112,00 € / kg)
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Bernard Gaucher
Try Magelie Brut champagne at La Grande Épicerie de Paris.
€21.50
75 cl (28,67 € / L)
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La Grande Épicerie de Paris
Wider than spaghetti, thinner than tagliatelle, linguine is perfect with a clam or squid ink sauce.
€4.85
500 g (9,70 € / kg)
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Alain Milliat
This pale red juice is valued for its slightly pulpy texture, its freshness and its aromatic power.
€4.40
33 cl (13,33 € / L)
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