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Raymond Ost brings international flair to Harvard Square as chef of one of the area’s most unique and respected restaurants, Sandrine's Bistro. His career in French cooking spans more than 35 years. Born in the Alsatian town of Strasbourg, on the French-German border, Ost learned to cook at his mother’s side, and began pursuing a career in the food industry while still in his teens. He cooked full-time while earning a degree from the Ecole Hoteliere, and never looked back. In 1977, Ost was recruited by Le Meridien Hotels and was posted in kitchens from Martinique to Abu Dabai to San Francisco. In 1988, he was named Executive Chef of Le Meridien Boston, where he oversaw its award-wining Julien rstaurant, as well as a cafe and catering/pastry operations. During his tenure, the hotel and Ost received many national accolades, but the opportunity to own his own bistro called to him. Sandrine’s, named for Ost’s daughter, opened to much acclaim in 1996, and Ost remains an amiable and omnipresent figure in his charming Holyoke Street empire.