André Soltner

Dean of Classic Studies.

The First Celebrity Chef
Chef André began his career at the age of 15 at the Hôtel du Parc, Mulhouse, in his native Alsace, and later became chef-owner of New York City's legendary Lutèce, which achieved a four-star rating from the New York Times. Chef André has received more than 25 awards, including the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, Officier du Mérite National, Chevalier du Mérite Agricole, James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, and, most recently, Légion d'Honneur. The co-author of The Lutèce Cookbook, Chef André has served for more than 20 years as Délegué Général of the Master Chefs of France. Chef André joined the International Culinary Center in 1995.

Accolades and Achievements

  • Led Lutèce to a four-star rating from the New York Times
  • Légion d'Honneur
  • Lauréat du Concours du Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF)
  • Officier du Mérite
  • National Chevalier du Mérite Agricole
  • James Beard Foundation, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Co-author of The Lutèce Cookbook
  • Has served for more than 20 years as Délegué Général of the Master Chefs of France