Brasserie Pavil, 1818 W. Loop 1604 N., has hired a new executive chef, Rene Bajeux, who is coming to San Antonio from St. Martin in the French West Indies. He succeeds Scott Cohen, who is now teaching at le Cordon Bleu in Austin and remains an adviser to the French restaurant.
Bajeux began his culinary training in his native France. He also worked in Luxembourg and Canada before moving to the United States in 1979.
During his career, he worked at restaurants in Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Hawaii. His work has been singled out by Esquire magazine for being part of one of the best new restaurants, while the American Tasting Institute named him Chef of the Year. He is also one of the 50 French Master Chefs in the U.S., as designated by the Maître Cuisinier de France.
His last job was at La Samanna Resort on St Martin.