Founder and Owner
Lavendou Bistro Provençal
Pascal Cayet is known well in North Texas for his gracious and successful Chez Gerard and Lavendou fine-dining destinations.
Born in Argenteuil, France, he attended the renowned Mederic School in Paris. From there, he came to the United States to Indianapolis, where he worked at La Tour, during the early career of Wolfgang Puck. After a brief time in the French Army and then five years in the restaurant and hospitality business in Bermuda, Pascal moved to Dallas and founded the acclaimed Chez Gerard on McKinney Avenue in 1984. Following the growth of the Metroplex into North Dallas and Collin County, he moved his businesses and opened the popular Lavendou Bistro Provençal in 1996.
Pascal and his wife Nancy have two children, Clare and Garrett, and live in North Dallas.