President, Chartier World Lab; Barcelona, Spain.

François Chartier has been on an aromatic quest since the late 1980s to understand the impact of aromas in our daily lives, more specifically in the world of gastronomy, wine and beverages. The Quebec native has been living in Barcelona since 2016. A sommelier, cook, columnist, author, researcher, consultant, trainer and lecturer, he has had a unique and brilliant career. He has been a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Neurogastronomy at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and UK HealthCare since 2015.

Since 2017, he has also been developing multiple projects in Japan, around his aromatic science. Since 2018, SONY Music Solution, in Tokyo, has been the Quebecer’s agent as Chartier’s business development representative in Japan.

His exceptional track record places him in a class of his own, as no international gastronomy professional has ever achieved what this creator of harmonies has achieved to date: winner of the prestigious title of Best Sommelier in the World (Sopexa Grand Prix 1994 in french wine and spirit), he also won the prize for Best Cookbook in the World, twice, in 2010 in Paris (with Taste buds and Moleculesand 2016 in China (with L’Essentiel de Chartier), and Best Wine and Food Pairing Book in the World, in 2013 in Paris (with Papilles pour Tous!).