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meet the team

YANN GAUTHIER

Executive Chef
yann.gauthier@fairmont.com 819-423-3093

Chef Gauthier has over 20 years of culinary experience as a manager. In May 2002, Chef Gauthier joined the Fairmont Le Château Montebello team as Chef de Partie. In 2007, he was appointed Sous-Chef and Executive Sous-Chef in 2013. Chef Gauthier was promoted to Executive Chef in 2021, a challenge he took up with brio, success and happiness. Chef Gauthier provides impeccable service with the help of his culinary brigade. Outside of work, he is a devoted dad and a keen enthusiast of the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

MANON FOURNEL

Director, Catering and Convention Services
manon.fournel@fairmont.com 819-423-3014

Manon brings with her more than 35 years of experience at Fairmont Le Château Montebello. Manon has held progressive positions over several years in the sales field. She eventually joined the Catering and Convention team in 2006. Over the years, she has been promoted to various positions within that department, which eventually lead her to that of Director, Catering and Convention Services. Manon loves her job. She is organized and rigorous, and pays close attention to details. Her priority is to make your event a success and to offer your guests an experience that meets their expectations. A fulfilled grandmother, Manon enjoys her time outside the Château to play with her grandchildren and to enjoy nature with her husband and their three dogs.

marie-france dupuis

Manager, Events and Catering
marie-france.dupuis@fairmont.com 819-423-3013

Marie-France began her career at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello in 2015 as Maître d’hôtel. These years in the dining field have allowed her to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the hotel’s food and beverage operations, an important asset in the organization of any event. Marie-France also completed professional sommelier training at the École hôtelière de Laval in April 2021. It is through her optimism and her organization that she is able to accompany her clients towards a successful event, but above all a memorable event that lived up to expectations. What excites her about the hotel industry is being able to travel, not just by plane, but through all the encounters she makes through her job. When she’s not at work perfecting her next event, Marie-France likes to enjoy life’s little pleasures through wine, nature and time spent with her family.

sylvie allard

Regional Senior Sales Manager, Fairmont Quebec Resorts
sylvie.allard@fairmont.com 905-582-0296

Sylvie began her career at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta where she was planning to work for 3 months to learn English. 8 years later and still employed by Fairmont, she is part of the Fairmont Tremblant opening team where she started in sales to then join the Fairmont Royal York team. Based in Toronto, Sylvie now represents our Fairmont resort hotels in the Quebec region and is celebrating 34 years of service with the chain this year. She is tattooed Fairmont as she says! Meticulous and attentive to details, Sylvie loves above all to introduce people to our iconic hotel. One visit and you will be charmed! Sylvie is an outdoor enthusiast and a winter buff. Hiking is her favorite activity.

nancy mcpherson

Regional Senior Sales Manager, Fairmont Quebec Resorts
nancy.mcpherson@fairmont.com 514-242-1281

Nancy started in hotel sales more than 20 years ago, after having accumulated several roles in representation and visual marketing. She joined the Fairmont family in 2008, first with Château Montebello. Her baby, as she likes to call it, or the only place where Santa Claus really comes out of the chimney! Over the past 6 years, her role has evolved and she holds a regional position with Fairmont resort hotels in the Quebec region. What she loves above all is to discover the region, the hotel, the activities and to accompany her clients to carry out memorable meetings for their guests. Outside of work, she likes to share moments such as hiking, traveling or even a good dinner with friends with her 2 grown-up boys, her spouse and even Toscane, her beautiful Golden Doodle. Nancy is a team player, positive and determined.

cindy gascon

Regional Senior Sales Manager, Fairmont Quebec Resorts
cindy.gascon@fairmont.com 613-822-1248

Cindy is responsible for the Ottawa market for group sales for Fairmont Quebec Resorts, representing Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Fairmont Tremblant and Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu. With 17 years with Fairmont, Cindy has great partnerships and relationships with her clients to ensure successful meetings and repeat clients. Her passion, attention to details, contract negotiations, and customer service excellence are what makes her exemplary in her field. Personally, Cindy enjoys golfing, fishing and enjoying spending time with her husband David, along with their dog Pumpkin and Buddy the cat.

christian gagnon

Regional Senior Manager, US Mice and Luxury Sales
christian.gagnon@fairmont.com 819-421-0002

First with Canadian Pacific and then with Fairmont, Christian has been with our company since 1998. His first love with the hotel industry was as a front desk agent, but his sense of customer service quickly led him to the Concierge position, which he held for 8 years, before making a transition to sales. We can definitely talk about love at first sight in the case of sales, since 15 years later, he still demonstrates the same passion for his hotels and his customers. His motto is: YOUR success is my priority. When he is not somewhere promoting our hotels, his greatest passions are: his family, travelling, photography and mountain biking.

Nathalie guertin

Director of Corporate and Associations Groups, Fairmont Quebec Resorts
nathalie.guertin@fairmont.com 450-461-1113

Nathalie worked on cruises for 8 years before starting her career in hospitality. She has traveled all over the world. She has worked as a sales representative for 22 years with Fairmont hotels. Her love affair with Fairmont began at the Queen Elizabeth and over the years she has held various roles within the chain, including 16 years for the 5 Fairmont hotels in Quebec in the corporate market. Since 2016, her role has focused on resort hotels in the corporate and association market. Nathalie enjoys working with her clients, she has a creative side and a curiosity that helps her organize meetings that are out of the ordinary. She is dedicated and she pays attention to detail. Her passions are travel (often near a vineyard), reading, and golf. She shares her life with her husband and her cats Léo and Léa.

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