About Us, Madeleine's Petit Paris Restaurant

About Chef Gaspard and his Family


Gaspard Caloz was born in the town of Miege, nestled in the Alps of Switzerland recognized for its lush vineyards, yielding special wines. Gaspard's love for cooking started when he was 14. He did his apprenticeship in the Hotel Bellevue in Sierre, Switzerland and after he graduated, he worked in the top hotels and restaurants in Zurich, Davos, Lugano, and St. Moritz.

In 1971, he married his wife Madeleine and later moved with his family - wife Madeleine, daughter Sandrine and son Francois to New Jersey for the position of Executive Chef at Tavern on the Green in New York. The Chez Madeleine Restaurant in Bergenfield, NJ opened in 1988 and was named best French Restaurant in New Jersey by Zagat and was featured in America's Top Tables by Gourmet Magazine. Chez Madeleine received four star reviews from newspapers and magazines in the New York and North Jersey area.

In May 2000, the chef brought his experience and extraordinary talents to Madeleine’s Petit Paris restaurant and catering in Northvale. Chef Caloz ensures that every meal he prepares is impeccably fresh, beautifully presented and served with a personal touch. His wife Madeleine manages the dining room with warmth and professionalism. Their son, Francois, a graduate of Johnson & Wales assists in managing the business with great pride. As a team, the trio of Chef Gaspard, Madeleine, and Francois provides the best in cuisine, service, and décor. Professionalism and complete personal attention are lavished on every catered affair as well as on each individual dining experience. The result is a truly memorable occasion that will surely please every guest.

CHEF GASPARD’S CULINARY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Philadelphia Chef Association (D.V.C.A.) - Membership Chair, Picnic Chair, Apprenticeship Mentor
    1981 D.C.V.A. Chef of the Year
  • American Culinary Federation (A.C.F.) – Assisted in writing national guidelines for first A.C.F. Culinary Art Shows and first A.C.F. Olympic Team tryouts
    Three Gold Medals with A.C.F. Big Apple New York Culinary Olympic Team
  • American Academy of Chefs
  • Societe Culinaire Philanthropique
  • The Golden Spoon in Philadelphia
  • Copa d’Oro in Roma
  • Restaurateur of the Year
  • Five Star Diamond
  • Five Star Award of Excellence

CHARITABLE EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Chef Gaspard, Madeleine and their family have been active participants in many charitable and community organizations. This is a partial list reflecting how they have always believed in supporting others in need, and how their heartfelt generosity has touched many lives.

  • WORTV - Taste of New York
  • Healing the Children Midlantic, Inc. - Battle of the Chefs Event
  • Paramus Educational Foundation – Taste of Paramus
  • Cancercare of New Jersey – A Taste For Hope
  • Youth Consultation Service Foundation – Festival of Flavors
  • Table to Table – The Great Grill and Pig Out, Bag A Lunch
  • The Octoberwoman Foundation - Cooking for a Cure in Bergen County
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Greater North Jersey Chapter) – Chefs for MS, Culinary Stars
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • MS Center at Holy Name Hospital
  • Meals on Wheels of Rockland,Inc.
  • Zonta
  • March of Dimes – Harvest Ball
  • West Bergen Mental Healthcare
  • Northern New Jersey Business Council
  • Bergen County Academies Chef Event
  • Tri-Boro Hadassah
  • Angels of Hope Foundation (Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Northern NJ and Rockland County Chapter)
  • Rotary Club of Pearl River, NY

 

 

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