About Us, Chefs and Team

Gastronomicom Culinary Institute is led by a dedicated and enthusiastic team that has years of training and professional experience who crave to share it with you from the moment you start your journey into the world of culinary arts.

Our teachers, who have experience in the real world of cooking, pastry, wine and hotel management, will provide an excellent education and share with you all their secrets.

Martine Lessault, Owner and President

Graduate École Hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Restaurant Manager Hôtel Beau Rivage ***** Geneve (Switzerland), Leading Hotel of the World

Manager Hôtel “Maison Morizet” **** Münich (Germany)

Manager “Hôtel Guy louis Duboucheron” **** luxe, Paris

General Manager Hôtel Da Lapa ***** luxe, Lisbon (Portugal) Leading Hotel of the World

Development Manager Hôtel d’Europe **** Avignon, (FR)

Manager Hôtel Vatel **** , Teacher in Vatel Institute and Responsible for all the internships and international students at Vatel Institute, International School of Hospitality Management, Nimes (France)

Permanent member of Worldwide Who’s Who Network

Spoken Languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Portuguese.

Chef Vincent Catala, Pastry and Cuisine Teacher

Vincent Catala is an authentic French chef and he is passionate about his carrier, which he has been doing for more than 20 years.
He is one of the few chefs in the world whose technical skills are as sharp in cooking as in pastry.

Chef Vincent, has built his experience in famous Michelin-starred French restaurants (from 1 to 3 Michelin star).

He was the Pastry Chef at Château Les Vigiers a magnificent One Michelin star restaurant located in the Dordogne Region, as well as in La Reserve in Ramatuelle a One Michelin Star on the Cote d’Azur, then he moved to the Bastide Saint Antoine in Grasse (the most famous city in the world known for its perfumes) at that time a Two Michelin star and lastly at the restaurant
Les Près d’Eugénie, a Three Michelin star (one of the most famous Three Michelin star restaurant in France).

In addition, Chef Vincent is familiar with the television sets in France and in the US for having made several appearances in cooking shows. Vincent’s cuisine combines tradition and creativity by working exclusively with local, fresh and seasonal products.

Chef Vincent masters perfectly the art of taste and flavors. His very personal and intimate cuisine will make you shiver with pleasure.

It is with passion that Chef Vincent will teach you the French Gastronomy in our superb Campus located in the heart of Coral Gables.

Ingrid Millet, Web marketing and Web designer


Graduated from a French computer science engineering school, Ingrid worked for several years for a project management company where she developed the web interfaces of her clients. After having improved her technical skills in web development she became a project manager. She has acquired, over the years of solid technical and managerial skills.

Today, she is responsible for web marketing and web design at Gastronomicom  (Miami & France). Its assignments are to develop and to maintain Gastronomicom’s websites, to hold social networks and to build the digital image of   Gastronomicom on the internet. For the moment she is also in charge of the student life and accounting of the school.


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