Roland Passot is Michelin Guide recognized chef and owner of La Folie Restaurant and Lounge in San Francisco, Left Bank in Larkspur, Menlo Park and San Jose, and LB Steak in Menlo Park and San Jose. Passot is the recipient of many high profile culinary awards including repeatedly bestowed the Best Chef prestige by the James Beard Foundation. Chef Passot began his culinary career at the tender age of 15 in France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, and was traditionally trained by some of the most influential chefs in France. Passot opened La Folie with his wife Jamie in March of 1988. Through his rigorous French training and several positions in the Midwest, Southwest and in San Francisco, Passot had developed his personal style of cooking, which he showcases at La Folie. In April 2009 La Folie celebrated 21 years with the opening of La Folie Lounge, located next door to the restaurant.