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Damien Leroux

Respecting the ingredients

Damien Leroux

Executive Chef IDAM

Damien’s lifelong passion for exploring new flavours started from an early age. From a family of restaurant owners, Damien grew up in the kitchen, surrounded by the buzz and excitement of a busy service. 

At 16, Damien travelled from his hometown of Chateaudun to the south of France where Chef Bruno Cirino from L’Hôtellerie Jérôme introduced him to the art of gastronomy. This experience confirmed his love for haute-cuisine, and soon after, he spent several years establishing himself around the Mediterranean region. During this period, Damien met Alain Ducasse, which proved to be a pivotal moment in his career. 

The Qatari tradition has changed a lot the way I am cooking

Damien Leroux
Damien Leroux Executive Chef IDAM

He joined the team 3-Michelin-starred Le Louis XV in Monaco, where he worked for three years with Franck Cerutti. Damien rapidly adopted the philosophy of “La cuisine de l’essentiel” based on the respect of produce and brings his passion for being true to the ingredient – delivering its best flavours – to the tables of IDAM.

The Chef presents

Damien Leroux

Signature Dish

The dates at the bottom of this dish is what gives this French dessert a Qatari twist. It’s a perfect combination of the two countries; the Qatari tradition, along with the French techniques, inspired the creation of this dish.



Situated in Qatar’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art, with spectacular views of the Doha skyline, IDAM by culinary maestro Alain Ducasse, offers contemporary French Mediterranean cuisine with an Arabic twist.

Image credits to Victor Bellot

How to get there?

  • IDAM is accessible via car or taxi (Uber is widely used, alternatively Karwa).

  • The nearest metro station is National Museum. IDAM is a 15-minute walk from National Museum Station.

Damien Leroux


Museum of Islamic Art, 5th Floor، Corniche Promenade, Doha


+974 4422 4488


Damien Leroux