Alexis Couquelet, Group Executive Chef & Partner at The Alleyway Group, brings with him a vast & rich experience in culinary art since he began working in a series of restaurants in Paris starting in 1993. Alexis worked for 12 years in Paris’s best restaurants - Market, Plaza Athenee and La Gare to name but a few - alongside some of the most prominent names in French gastronomy, Alain Ducasse, Jean Georges and Eric Briffard.
Alexis has also worked in the USA for 4 years,
during which he earned a B.A. in Culinary Arts from the Academy of Culinary Arts in New York. He acquired hard-earned experience in the catering business through his work with Duval Caterer and Potel & Chabot (one of the largest and most respected catering companies in the world). Alexis has been living and working in Beirut since 2004 where he first arrived as Executive Chef to lead the team responsible for launching Element, a high-end restaurant catering to Beirut’s elite. Alexis was also the Executive Chef at a high-end French restaurant (Le Gouraud) and was the Culinary Consultant & Executive Chef responsible for overhauling the entire restaurant operations & menu in Market, transforming it into one of Beirut’s best restaurants.
Alexis currently lives in Beirut and is the Corporate Chef of Couqley.