The multi-talented Roger was born in 1946 in Vietnam, then French Indochina, where as a child, he and his family witnessed many turbulent years of war. Educated at French schools in Saigon, Roger was exposed to numerous cultures while travelling to places such as India, Egypt, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Japan. At 21, his family left Vietnam for the suburbs of Paris. Roger holds a degree in Literature and Modern French from the Sorbonne.
Roger’s love affair with Louisiana began when he was sent to Louisiana as a teacher with CODOFIL. In his many years as an instructor, he has taught numerous subjects, including French, Culinary Arts, Latin, and visual art. In 1985, Roger achieved his dream of becoming an American citizen. After nine years working for the French Consulat of New Orleans, he joined the L’Union Française faculty in 1991. Roger’s classes reflect his many passions: French language as well as its literature and cuisine.