I am from France and have been cooking since I was 14. I am the Head Chef and Owner of Batifole Gourmand, a classic French restaurant just west of Carlaw & Gerrard. Before coming to Toronto six years ago I managed kitchens in Nyons and the Rhône. Here in Canada I was sous chef to Didier Leory at his restaurant, Didier, followed by three years cooking with Jean-Jacques Texier, the original owner of Batifole, before becoming the head chef at Papillon on Front St. When Texier decided to sell his baby, I took the opportunity and have been running Batifole restaurant since 2013.About Batifole
Batifole Gourmand is an intimate French restaurant that serves simple, comfortable French food without pretense and has been a popular destination for residents of Riverdale and Leslieville for more than 10 years. Chef Pascal's goal is to make you feel at home, help you unwind, relax and have a great time among friends. Uniquely located in the Old (East-end) Chinatown, the restaurant has caught the attention of food critics and has received many rave reviews. Come experience this hidden gem for yourself!
I want to keep the idea of Batifole. People like it and I don’t want to change it, but now it’s me. The spirit of the house will live on, very casual, not pretentious, and good food. This is my priority.Bon Appetit!
Pascal GeffroyHead Chef & Owner, Batifole Gourmand.