Sébastien Demorand

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Sébastien Demorand
Born (1969-08-04) August 4, 1969 (age 48)
Harare, Zimbabwe
Occupation Journalist, food critic
Television MasterChef (TF1)

Sébastien Demorand (born August 4, 1969) is a French journalist and food critic.

Early life and career[edit]

Sébastien Demorand was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, the son of diplomat Jacques Demorand, who worked in the United States, Belgium, Morocco and Japan. He is the brother of journalist and radio presenter Nicolas Demorand and sculptor Catherine Demorand.[1]

After studying at the Paris-Sorbonne University graduating with a degree in political science, and two years at the CFJ (Centre de Formation des Journalistes) in Paris, he joined Europe 1 and the food guide Gault et Millau. Independent since then, he collaborated for Régal and Fooding. He is currently a columnist for RTL and the magazine L'Optimum.[1][2]


Since 2010, he is a member of the jury in the French version MasterChef on TF1. He is the only food critic among the chefs Frédéric Anton, Yves Camdeborde and Amandine Chaignot (since 2013). He is fluent in English and also appeared as a special guest in the episode 18 of the second season of MasterChef US.[3]


  • Sébastien Demorand, Emmanuel Rubin, Cantines: Recettes cultes corrigées par les chefs, A. Viénot, 2006, 146 pages (ISBN 9782262025427)
  • Bénédict Beaugé, Sébastien Demorand, Les cuisines de la critique gastronomique, Éditions du Seuil, 2009, 113 pages (ISBN 9782020985642)
  • Sébastien Demorand, Vincent Sorel, Petit traité de philosophie charcutière, Éditions du Rouergue, 2011, 68 pages (ISBN 9782812603112)


  1. ^ a b Alain Fusion. "Sébastien Demorand - Zurban" (in French). lesrestos.com. Archived from the original on May 21, 2006. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sébastien Demorand" (in French). TF1. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "MasterChef season finale: International judges arrive, Top 3 announced" (in French). Digital Spy. August 16, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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