Born in France, Steve Doliget started his career at the early age of six. The days cooking beside his grandmother led to a lifelong relationship with the culinary arts. His instructor and mentor at the CFAIE (Centre de Formation d’Apprentis Interconsulaire de l’Eure) in Normandy, France was award-winning Chef Claude Le Tohic. During this time, Steve perfected his culinary skills at a Michelin star restaurant “Les Saisons”.
After graduating in 2001, Steve moved to Paris. He then worked at typical Parisien bistros. Experiences at “Bistro le Velly” and “Bistro la Tortue” were important to better understand the dynamics of how a kitchen operates. Four years later, Steve desired to leave the hustle and bustle of the city of lights and moved back to nature. He worked in the French Alps and by the ocean specializing in various regional cuisines.
Steve then decided to embark on one of his most ambitious ventures to date, he left France to come to America. In 2010, Steve was hired at the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton, A Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Eager to accelerate his culinary path, he transitioned from the hotel industry to the private country club sector. He joined the team at
Onwentsia Country Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in the U.S.
His 17 years of experience in the culinary arts prepared him well for his new role as Executive Chef of The Commerce Club in Greenville, South Carolina. From Paris to the French Alps, to Chicago to Greenville, Steve proved he is fearless in life as well as the kitchen. His improvisation of traditional French dishes encourages us to trust the element of surprise and the unexpected.