Francois Mermilliod has been in the cooking industry for more than 25 years.
Born and raised in South of France, He started his culinary path at 14 years of age where he started work during his free time in the small town’s only restaurant.
He carried on by going to a 4 years long school diploma focused on cooking and restaurant management.
He then decided to travel the world. Caribbean, England, and Australia for a start, Francois decided to settle down in Singapore 20 years ago and has first worked as sous-chef in “Salut restaurant”, later to become Head Chef and opened “Au Petit Salut” (1998).
Francois has helmed the kitchen of “Flutes at the Fort” for 4 years and decided to open his first restaurant with partners in 2008 “Absinthe”
He is now the chef/owner of “Bar-A-Thym” a southern France style restaurant in Gemmill Lane.