Following their professional encounter on the set of Les Chefs! in 2010, the two chefs and entrepreneurs Jean-Luc Boulay and Arnaud Marchand became partners to achieve the opening of Chez Boulay in 2012. Located at 1110 St-Jean Street, within the Hôtel Manoir Victoria, the address rapidly became an unavoidable stop for foodies.
Animated by the ambitious project of inventing a true Quebecer bistronomy rooted in local tangs, Jean-Luc and Arnaud surrounded themselves with a team of passionate restaurateurs. All together, they thrive in the art of discovering, obtaining and valuing Quebec’s finest products. Whether they come from the boreal forest or exceptional producers, these products audaciously replace those coming from elsewhere thanks to an inventive process driven by curiosity and innovation.
In 2016, the Chez Boulay universe expanded with the opening of the very first Boulay-Comptoir Boréal, a pastry-boutique concept making the fruitfulness of the Quebec territory accessible.
In 2019, Chez Boulay had the pleasure of recognizing the long-term engagement of four of its’ executives by welcoming them as associates: the executive chef Pierre Gagnon, the evening chef Olivier Langlois as well as the sous-chef Guillaume Caron.