Marc Veyrat

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Marc Veyrat
Marc Veyrat Auberge.jpg
Marc Veyrat

(1950-05-08) 8 May 1950 (age 69)
Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France
Culinary career
Cooking styleFrench

Marc Veyrat (born 8 May 1950) is a French chef from the Haute-Savoie region, who specialises in molecular gastronomy and the use of mountain plants and herbs. Although he is hardly known in the American culinary scene, he is one of the most famous chefs in the European restaurant scene.

Veyrat is considered by some to be the best chef in the world. He obtained a total of nine Michelin Stars. Also, he is the first cook to get the perfect grade of 20/20 in the Gault-Millau guide, for each of his two first restaurants.

He was the owner of the restaurants La Maison de Marc Veyrat (or l'Auberge de l'Eridan) in Veyrier-du-Lac and la Ferme de mon Père in Megève. He currently operates the restaurant La Maison des Bois in Manigod. All three restaurants obtained three stars.

On 24 February 2009, he announced that he would cease all of his activities at la Maison de Marc Veyrat due to his declining health. The hotel is currently being run by his children.

He started a chain of organic "fast-food" restaurants all over France called la Cozna Vera. The first one opened in Annecy in 2008 and was later closed in 2010. He has plans to build other restaurants in Épagny, Brussels, and Paris.

His work was featured on the Discovery Channel's Discovery Atlas:France Revealed.

In December 2015, Veyrat was fined €100.000 by a French court after illegally cutting down 7,000 sq metres of protected forest near one of his restaurants.[1]


Marc Veyrat is known for his creativity and use of natural and organic ingredients. He specialises in molecular gastronomy. Rather than using butter, flour, eggs, oil, or cream, he instead uses roots, mountain plants, mountain herbs, and wild flowers harvested in the French Alps.


  • Fou de saveurs (1994)
  • Herbier gourmand (1997)
  • La cuisine paysanne (1998)
  • Quatre saisons (à la carte) (2000)
  • L'herbier des montagnes – Tout savoir sur les plantes et les fleurs d'altitude (2000)
  • Déguster les plantes sauvages (2003)
  • L'encyclopédie culinaire du XXIe siècle (2003)
  • L'herbier à croquer (2004)
  • Le gibier en 80 recettes (2004)
  • Herbier gourmand (2004)
  • Cuisine paysanne (2005)

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  1. ^ "Climate talks chef Marc Veyrat fined for razing forest". BBC News. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.