A classically-trained French chef, Chef Nicolas 'Doudou' Tourneville passion for painting savory landscapes on a plate began at the age of 15 with his first apprenticeship. Shortly thereafter, he graduated from the renowned Cooking School of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry at age 17 moved to England and cooked for intimate restaurants and small private castles.
During his tenure at the French Embassy, he made lunch for the Queen Mother. Tourneville's French military service was spent as the private chef for an admiral and the French Foreign Ministry was impressed enough to send him to Algeria, as the Head Chef to the French Embassy. He then ventured to the French Embassy in Jakarta. During a trip to Bali, Chef Tourneville fell in love with the island and, fortuitously, noticed that there were no restaurants serving French cuisine. It was then he and fellow Chef Said Alem, began to paint a new French restaurant landscape. Swiftly Kafe Warisan became one of the island's favorite restaurants, and world-renown for consistently excellent cuisine. Chef Nicolas 'Doudou' Tourneville life-long journey comes full circle with the opening of MÉTIS.