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Chef Serge Pambo


Owner/Executive Chef 

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Chef Serge Pambo


Owner/Executive Chef 

Despite a late entrance into the culinary world, Chef Serge Pambo has become a master of French Cuisine. He began his journey in Meaux, France where he studied for three years at The Culinard, under the instruction of renowned Chef Cyril Lignac. Chef Pambo expanded his knowledge and experience by working for ten years in different Parisian restaurants and contributing his knowledge to several culinary articles and cookbooks. Pambo is known for his creative and inventive recipes, one of which won him a First Place prize in a French dessert competition.

In 2005, Chef Pambo relocated to Birmingham to work for Bottega, a Frank Stitt restaurant. In December of 2008, Pambo, alongside Chef Jean Evens Estinfort, became co-owner of Café de Paris. Chef Pambo has starred in a YouTube cooking series, which taught viewers how to make definitive French dishes such as classic French toast, crepes, salads and other specialties.

 

After relocating to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in August 2013, Pambo introduced the world to Pure Kitchen Culinary Concepts. Pure Kitchen, an intimate catering, farm to table concept with a Parisian twist combines local-sourced ingredients with French cooking techniques. This unique concept along with Chef Serge’s magnetic personality gained the attention of The Food Network which landed Pambo a guest spot on their hit-show, Cutthroat Kitchen in April of this year.

Chef Serge continues to dominate the culinary scene in our nation’s capital serving as the Executive Chef of the French bistro, Maxime, located in the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood. Pambo also serves as the Dessert Consultant for DC Harvest, an upscale kitchen and bar serving uniquely local and seasonal menus.