Normand Laprise

Chef, Owner
Normand Laprise


About Normand Laprise

Normand Laprise is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, a Relais & Château Grand Chef and a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. Laprise won a James Beard Foundation Award for his book, Toqué! in the Cooking from a Professional Point of View category. He is the chef-owner of Old Montreal’s Toqué, Brasserie T!, and Beau Mont.


  • Grand Chef
    Relais & Châteaux
  • Canada's Chef of the Year
    Maclean's Magazine
  • Cooking from a Professional Point
    James Beard Foundation
  • Four Stars
    Guide Debeur
  • AAA Five Diamond Award
    American Automobile Association
  • Author
    Toqué!: Creators of a New Quebec Gastronomy
  • Chevalier
    l’Ordre national du Québec
  • Cookbook of the Year
    Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Montreal

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Légumes du jour
$$$, French, Full Bar, Brasserie, Quartier Des Spectacles
"I love any vegetables of the day from Brasserie T! or Toqué! No one treats food with more respect and precision than Normand Laprise and Charles-Antoine Crête. I once had an omelette with morels that was a revelation, and that I will never fully understand."
Crème de oursin
$$$$, Outdoor Seating, French, Full Bar, Molecular Gastronomy, Downtown
"This is pure joy, another stroke of genius by Normand and Charles-Antoine. This dish of sea urchin is so good it even got my mom eating raw seafood, which is not an easy task."