Gourmet Committee

Fine dining is undoubtedly one of the highlights of this 20th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. That’s why we’ve created a gourmet committee, who will pull out all the stops to make this event a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Foodies rejoice!

Philippe Mollé

Philippe Mollé

This chef and epicurean foodie, who has been all over the globe, now travels throughout Quebec to discover the best producers and promote the work of food professionals.

a tomato from his garden, with olive oil and fleur de sel
Elise Tastet

Élise Tastet

Élise Tastet, who fell into the world of food as a young child, is now the founder and president of Tastet.ca, which receives over 2 million visitors a year and lists more than 1100 of Quebec’s best restaurants.

our cheeses
Sophie Henault

Sophie Hénault

A lifelong foodie, she is in charge of business development and strategy for the gastronomy programming. She is deeply fond of Montreal, its unique culinary scene and its high-quality local products.

drinking Quebec maple syrup straight from the can
Catherine Lessard

Catherine Lessard

The general manager of the Association québécoise des agences de vins, bières et spiritueux (AQAVBS), she is in charge of building and strengthening the relationships between the SAQ and beer, wine, and spirits agencies and producers.


Laurent Saulnier

Laurent Saulnier

The vice-president of programming and production for L’Équipe Spectra, Laurent Saulnier is the ears and heart of the Francos and Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.


Evelyne Langlois Paquette

Evelyne Langlois-Paquette

Évelyne is the project manager of governmental affairs at L’Équipe Spectra. This lover of Montreal is a self-described magazine and cooking show addict!

wood-fired pizza

Julie Martel

Julie Martel

The coordinator of the fine dining program, Julie is highly fond and proud of Quebec’s cuisine, which she finds unbelievably rich.

the smell and taste of freshly baked homemade bread

Karine Poirier

Karine Poirier

Manager of business development for L'Équipe Spectra, Karine loves to discover new places. If you run into her in a restaurant, chances are she’ll be hanging out near the kitchens chatting up the staff!

cannoli and oysters