As they do every year, Le Chef magazine has brought together nearly 500 chefs, sommeliers, pastry chefs and butlers in the legendary Pavillon Gabriel in Paris to present their Le Chef trophies.
Unlike most awards, it is not a jury of inspectors or journalists who voted for the various trophies but the professionals themselves.
Here are the results of this year 2019:
- After winning three Michelin stars and the title of Best Restaurant in the world for the Mirazur (Menton), Mauro Colagreco has just been elected Chef of the Year by his peers;
- Maxime Frédéric, pastry chef of the Four Seasons George V (Paris), soon to join the Cheval Blanc group, was voted pastry chef of the year;
- Jean-Baptiste Klein from Olivier Nasti's Table in Kaysersberg wins the title of sommelier of the year;
- Claire Bâcle, from the Anne de Bretagne restaurant (La Plaine-sur-Mer) wins the service of the year award;
- Jean Bardet of Jean Bardet's A La Table restaurant (Joué-les-Tours) receives the prize for broadcasting;
- Alexandre Clochet of the Table de Plaisance (Saint-Emilion), is the l'espoir de l'année (one to watch).
Finally, les Tremplins (Springboard) of the year 2019 were awarded to:
Coline Faulquier - Signature (Marseille, 13)
Christopher Hache - House Hache (Eygalières, 13)
Fabrice Idiart - The Mill of Alotz (Arcangues, 64)
Xavier Pincemin - The Pincemin (Versailles, 78)
Sylvain Sendra - Pavé flower (Paris, 75)
Thibaut Spiwack - Anona (Paris, 75)