Georges Perrier, chef-owner of Le Bec-Fin, has been the toast of Philadelphia for the past 30 years. Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell named the street in front of Le sBec-Fin, "Georges Perrier Place" in honor of Chef Perrier's 50th birthday. Cond√© Nast Traveler Editor Tom Wallace refers to Chef Perrier as a "living monument."
A spirited personality, Chef Perrier has become a regularly invited guest on Late Show with David Letterman. In 1998, he was named "Best Mid-Atlantic Chef," a prestigious honor given by the James Beard Foundation. Originally from Lyon, France, a city world-renowned for its culinary arts, Chef Perrier began his accomplished career when he was 14 years old. He trained with the great chefs at some of the finest restaurants of France including Michel Lorrain of Casino de Charbonnieres near Lyon, Jacques Picard of L'Oustau de Baumaniere in Provence and Guy Thivard at La Pyramide in Vienne.