Yvan Lemoine, 30 (Maspeth, N.Y.), was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to New York when he was 13. He cooked frequently for himself and his brothers and developed an interest for cooking when he started a culinary arts internship through a program at his high school. He has worked at elite New York restaurants with well-known chefs, including Jacques Torres and Rocco DiSpirito. Yvan now cooks for the French consulate and bartends at a New York hot spot, where he creates out-of-the-box cocktails.
Yvan Lemoine is a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star.
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