Owner & Chef, Le St-Urbain
Born in 1975, Marc-André Royal grew up in Ahuntsic in Montreal. He began his career at Express in the city and then moved to British Columbia where he first worked in Whistler at Araxi, then worked in Vancouver at Bluewater Cafe & Raw Bar. Following his time on the West Coast he then moved to London, England where we worked in the Michelin star Club Gascon for two years. Upon returning to Montreal he became deputy head of the private Club Daniel Langlois, called the 357C. In 2006, Royal participated in the launch of Brunoise La Brasserie. He also staged for one month at Per Se, the three-star Michelin restaurant of chef Thomas Keller in New York. In 2009 he opened his own restaurant, Le St-Urbain, in Ahuntsic and in 2011 he opened a bakery, La Bête à pain, a few steps from the bistro.