Franckelie Laloum, head chef at Louise in Central, Hong Kong, talks about his global cooking journey. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Franckelie Laloum, head chef at Louise in Central, Hong Kong, talks about his global cooking journey. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Head chef of Michelin-starred Louise in Hong Kong on culture shock in Japan, a kitchen where ‘every day was like a fight’ and his favourite ingredient

  • Franckelie Laloum’s father was a chef and restaurateur in Provence, and he started in kitchens at 17, working in fine dining in France, Turkey and Japan
  • He talks about an ultracompetitive kitchen in Paris, having to make club sandwiches at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, and why he has a thing for citrus fruit

Franckelie Laloum, head chef at Louise in Central, Hong Kong, talks about his global cooking journey. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Franckelie Laloum, head chef at Louise in Central, Hong Kong, talks about his global cooking journey. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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