Georges and Geneviève Jallerat
Founding couple of the Grand Monarque’s spirit, Georges and Geneviève Jallerat worked over 30 years at the helm of this local institution. As a true pioneer that does not hesitate to tackle the most impossible challenges, Georges Jallerat has put his experience to serve this strong adventure, full of emotions.
It must be said that the man was shaped from an American background. At 20 years old, he goes to live one year in New York City and works in a restaurant where he works in all positions, from dishwasher to maître d’hôtel. In 1968, with his wife, he takes the head of the Grand Monarque and creates in 1975, a catering company. In 1982, Georges Jallerat founds « La Paulée », an annual event that honours the Loire wines and their diversity.
The Jallerat name is from then on bonded with the Grand Monarque and is closely linked to Chartres and its people.