" Lil and Lori"

Meet the founders-

Lil Lacassagne grew up in the South of France, which is the World capital of flowers and perfume. His cooking was strongly influenced by his grandmother and mother. He graduated from Culinary School in Hyeres and went through a hands on training at the famous "La Calanque" in the town of Cavalere.

Lil began his career under the guidance of Roger Verge at the Moulin de Mougins and worked for several other 3 Star Michelins in Europe. He worked at the French Pavilion in Orlando, FL and spent some time in the cruise ship industry. After holding the Director of Operations position for two and a half years at the Siena Hotel, Chapel Hill, NC and four years at the Capital City Club, Raleigh, NC he finally has realized his long term goal as owner of this elegant establishment. He welcomes you to Saint Jacques, where along with his team he will do everything for you to have a most pleasurable dining experience.

Lori previously worked for 11 years on cruise ships traveling internationally within the Purser's Department then advancing to Hotel Manager her last 2 years.  After moving to Raleigh in 1998 she worked at the the Embassy Suites at Crabtree as Director of Catering for 3 years and then Food & Beverage Director for 5 years

After ten years of success, Lil and Lori are both able to focus on their life long dream of running a country inn: the Burke Manor Inn in Gibsonville, NC while the Cades and staff carry the torch forward.


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