Guy Martin (chef)
|Born||3 February 1957 (age 62)|
Life and career
Self-taught, he began his career as a pizzaiolo at age 17. He received his first Michelin star in 1984 while he had been a chef for only six months and they were only three people in his team. He then became head chef of the restaurant Le Grand Vefour that received three Michelin stars (reduced to two stars in 2008).
In 2010 was chosen to prepare the celebratory meal of the annexation of Savoie to France, held at the Château of the dukes of Savoie in Chambéry and cooked for the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy himself.
Since 2011, he has hosted the television program Épicerie fine, for two seasons of 35 episodes, in which he travels to discover the origin of the various foods and gives tips to prepare them. The program is broadcast on TV5 Monde, Cuisine TV and Voyage et Campagnes TV.
- 1997 : Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
- 2002 : Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques
- 2003 : Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur
- 2012 : Officier of the Légion d'honneur
- Official site of the restaurant Le Grand Véfour
- Official site of the Atelier Guy Martin
- Official site of the restaurant Guy Martin Italia
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