François Chartier has been on an aromatic quest since the late 1980s to understand the impact of aromas in our daily lives, more specifically in the world of gastronomy, wine and beverages. The Quebec native has been living in Barcelona since 2016, with his wife and partner, sommelière Isabelle Moren (see Chartier Team). A sommelier, cook, columnist, author, researcher, consultant, trainer and lecturer, he has had a unique and brilliant career.
Today, François Chartier is an advisor on the research committee for the new SONY AI Gastronomy project in Tokyo, and “Master Blender” at one of the country’s oldest sake breweries, Tanaka Shuzo; his first sake Tanaka 1789 X Chartier will be launched worldwide in the spring of 2020. He has been a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Neurogastronomy at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and UK HealthCare since 2015.
Since 2017, he has also been developing multiple projects in Japan, with his partner Isabelle Moren, and their collaborator Nicolas Roché (see Chartier Team), around his aromatic science. Since 2018, SONY Music Solution, in Tokyo, has been the Quebecer’s agent as Chartier’s business development representative in Japan. For the record, this same music giant was the agent of starred chef Joël Robuchon on Japanese soil for over 25 years. Sony Music’s presence in the world of gastronomy is therefore not a first!