A Parisian native, Sauton received his culinary training both at L’Ecole Hoteliere de Paris and the renowned three-star Michelin restaurant Lasserre in Paris. He spent time working at several top Parisian restaurants perfecting his education, then took his talents to Cayenne, French Guyana. Sauton moved to Portland in 1997 with his wife Julie Hunter. Sauton credits their move to Oregon in 1997 to a growing interest in James Beard. Curious about Beard’s birthplace, the couple moved to Portland, where Hunter worked as restaurant’s manager at the Multnomah Athletic Club and catering manager at In Good Taste and Sauton served as the Executive Chef at Lucere in the Riverplace Hotel. The couple opened Carafe, a Parisian-style bistro in downtown Portland, in August 2003. Later divorcing, Sauton left Carafe last May, with Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine opening November 16.
Sauton has many accolades under his belt, Carafe was chosen (more than once) as Best French Restaurant by Portland Monthly Magazine. Pascal Sauton received recognition in the August 2004 issue of Fine Cooking Magazine and Carafe was voted the “Best Value in Portland” by Bon Appetit, as well as a “Good Deal” in Gourmet’s 2004 “Restaurant Guide.” According to Gourmet, Pascal Sauton “is a skilled Parisian chef with his finger on the pulse of Portland tastes.” Sauton won top honors at Seafood OREGON’S 2006 Chef Competition. His winning recipe was Oregon Salmon Effeuillee with a Truffled Dungeness Crab Nage.
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