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Welcome to Ôtoulouse Restaurant!

Chef Christophe Santos grew up in a family in which food has always been the essence of life. Many of Christophe fondest memories come from family gathering, and the time spent in the kitchen preparing food amidst laughter and love.

By the age of 16, Christophe started cooking at various local restaurants near his hometown Villemur sur Tarn near Toulouse, France. He then went to perfect his skills with Michelin starred chefs Jacques Chibois, Alain Ducasse and Johan Leclerre. In 2004, he grabbed the opportunity to come to America, working at Union League Café before taking a chef position in San Diego.

In 2016, Christophe wanted to move back to the East Coast and reunited with Jean-Pierre Vuillermet to finally take the position of chef de cuisine at Bar Bouchée where he continued top ratings and reviews until 2022.

Christophe always wanted to open his own restaurant, and he decided to do so by opening Ôtoulouse in Branford. His mission is and always will be to provide the best food and service that reflects the joy and passion he has for cooking. He and his team share the same care and enthusiasm for cooking the best of what is in season with the spirit of traditional french cuisine. He is proud to serve his loyal customers and local community.