Arnaud Marchand


Maple Ambassador

”Maple? I love its great versatility. It can be used as easily in savoury dishes as in desserts”

Though he hails from France, it’s locally-sourced Québec products that enliven and enrich the cuisine of Arnaud Marchand. With 10 years experience at fine French restaurants under his belt, he came to Québec for work at L’Initiale and Château Bonne Entente.

He gained prominence by qualifying as a finalist on the TV show Les Chefs in 2010, catching the eye of one of the judges. That happened to be Chef Jean-Luc Boulay who, in 2012, opened the doors to his Bistro boreal in the heart of Old Québec City.

Arnaud designed a menu attuned to the seasons and composed exclusively of products native to Canadian soil.

This highly talented chef has garnered numerous awards and accolades. In 2015, he won the young restaurateur category of the Association des restaurateurs du Québec’s Chapeau restaurateurs! awards. The Société des Chefs, Cuisiniers et Pâtissiers du Québec named him Chef of the Year for the Québec region in 2015 and Chef of the Year for the entire province in 2016. Also in 2016, the Jeune chambre de commerce de Québec presented him with their Prix Inspire, awarded to the 20 best young entrepreneurs in the capital city

Arnaud and Maple

“What does maple mean to me? The end of winter and finer recipes. My first memory of maple is the taste of taffy taken off the snow at a sugar shack…”

Maple… a Slice of Life!

“I love Québec City, its people, and its gourmet riches. I feel privileged to be able to live here. Maple? I love its great versatility. It can be used as easily in savoury dishes as in desserts. The flavour is unique and its ability to blend with spice is surprising. The combination of maple syrup and green alder pepper is simply magical!”

Former Ambassadors

They gave it all to maple: their great talents and their love. They inspired us! They're people of dedication and passion. Wherever they went, they took maple with them. They brought their own special magic to maple and made it sparkle. To our former ambassadors, we say with all our hearts: THANK YOU!

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to over 70 countries.

Everywhere it goes, people appreciate maple’s unique flavour as well as its nutritional values. Find out how we are promoting it around the world so that even more get to taste our liquid gold.

Scientists are studying all of maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250 ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the called-for amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60 ml (1/4 cup).

Hundreds of Delicious Recipes

Maple is a special addition to any recipe, from appetizer to dessert. Find one that’s perfect for you or your occasion!