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Chef Leoniel Biography

Beginning his career as a flight attendant for 10 years enabled Chef Leoniel the opportunity to travel the world over. Inspired by his travels whilst savouring cuisines across continents, it dawned upon Chef Leoniel that his passion truly lies in culinary arts.

Having travelled to France frequently, wandering around the city and quaint alleys, Chef Leoniel became enthralled by the decadent intricacies of French cuisine. Determined to master the art of French cooking encouraged Chef Leoniel to enrol in French language classes at Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur to better understand the complexity of French recipes so he can replicate it right here in Malaysia. Upon mastering the language, he then further enhanced his culinary skills by enrolling at Le Cordon Bleu and continues his pursuit of excellence by attending numerous workshops ever so often.

His desire, innate understanding and passion for French cuisine led to the grand opening of Chez Leoniel cafe situated within Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur in 2014. Since the opening, Chef Leoniel has been introducing perfectly executed modern French fare with impressive delectable desserts. Chef Leoniel possesses the passion, experience, and culinary expertise to provide impeccable service and stunning culinary creations to satisfy your every food and taste desire.

Aside from his passion for cooking, Chef Leoniel is no stranger to fitness. He particularly enjoys physical challenges such as rock climbing and obstacle course races which led to him emerging champion in 2015 season 2 of R U Tough Enough challenge on KIX HD.