On Monday 19 September, Le Chef magazine's award ceremony took place at the Pavillon Gabriel in Paris. Hosted by Anne Luzin, the annual event celebrated the profession and highlighted the various roles in French catering. Following in the footsteps of chefs Christophe Bacquié, Glenn Viel and Mauro Colagreco, it was the turn ofDimitri Droisneau, chef of the three-star restaurant La Villa Madie in Cassis, to be elected 'chef of the year' by his peers.
Check out the rest of the winners below:
'The Tremplins' (which rewards chef entrepreneurs), were awarded to:
Camille Lacome - Avel Vor, Port Louis
Camille Delcroix - Bacove, Saint-Omer
Mallory Gabsi - Mallory Gabsi, Paris
Jason Le Glatin - Maison Nipa, Fillé-sur-Sarthe
Fabien Raux - Restaurant de la Loire, Pouilly-sous-Charlieu
'L’Espoir 2022', which rewards a promising young chef, was awarded to: Wouter Tits, the chef from Tom Meyer's restaurant Granite in Paris.
The Service Award was given to Alicia Poupeney from the restaurant L'Auberge du Père Bise in Talloires.
The Sommelier of the Year award went to: Manon Bras from the Christopher Coutanceau restaurant in La Rochelle.
The Pastry Chef of the Year award was given to: Jordan Gasco from Relais & Châteaux Le Chambard by chef Olivier Nasti in Kaysersberg.
During the evening, chef Michel Nave, who has spent his entire career with chef Pierre Gagnaire, was also honoured for his life's work and received the 2022 Transmission award.
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