2023 Chefs

David Deshaies

Unconventional Diner


Saturday, May 2nd at the Grand Tasting & Auction

Chef Deshaies grew up in a family-run restaurant in Loire Valley of France. After completing his apprenticeship in Normandy at “La Forge”( 1 Micheling Star), Chef Deshaies worked at acclaimed restaurant “Le Pralong” (4-Star International Relais & Chateaux, in France). He Moved to Spain to work at Restaurant Ses Rotges (1 Michelin Star), and then returned home under Jean Michel Lorain at La Cote Saint Jacques (3 Michelin Stars, in Burgundy, France) Chef Deshaies moved to the United States in 2001, joining Michelle Richard at the acclaimed 4-Start Michel Richard Citronelle in Washington, DC, and quickly rose through the ranks to spend eight years as the Executive Chef of Citronelle. As the company expanded, chef Deshaies became Corporate Chef of Michel Richard’s Restaurants in Washington DC, Las Vegas and New York City. In late 2017 he opened his new restaurant, “Unconventional Diner” where he spends more of his time creating these amazing dishes that well belong in a high end dining room, Unconventional Diner is getting recognition by many in Washington DC, including The Washingtonians Top 100 Restaurants and The Michelin Guide.