Francois was born in wine and food paradise in Burgund in France. But his passion for history leaded to an academic carrier. His favorite subject was Viking history, so he decided to take a PhD to deepen his knowledge. He came to Stavanger in 2003 with lots of books and dreams of Vikings. 🙂 He learned the language quiet quickly, understanding its’ importance here in Norway, so he could work many different places: au-pair or waiter. He saw, his passion for food and wines could, actually, give him better carrier possibilities. In 2005 he became a restaurant manager at Jans Mat og Vinhus. Still fascinated by Vikings, he chose however to take a master degree in wine and liquors at the university of Dijon and came back to Norway in 2008 as a new specialist. He started his own company, Vinifilo, that offers courses in wine and liquor tasting. At the same time Francois was working at Ostehuset Sentrum until 2014, when he realized his dream of his own café: Rustik! A little taste of France in the middle of Stavanger. Here you can try his specialties – homemade, healthy and tasty food with French accent.
Francois loves spending time with his growing family, travel and is still so much into Rugby (more from his sofa now). All this in addition to diving and fishing in hot Norwegian streams 🙂