Thierry Marx

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Thierry Marx
Thierry Marx.jpg
Thierry Marx in 2008
Born (1962-09-19) 19 September 1962 (age 56)
Culinary career

Thierry Marx (born 11 September 1962) is a French chef, specialised in molecular gastronomy.


Thierry Marx was born and raised in Paris in the area of Ménilmontant. His grandfather, Marcel Marx, was a Polish Jewish refugee and resistant communist during World War II.[1]

Thierry Marx thought of becoming a baker, but later joined the Compagnons du Devoir in 1978 and graduated with a degree (CAP) of pastry chef, chocolatier and ice cream parlor. At age 18, he joined the army as a paratrooper in the marines. He then became a casque bleu in 1980 during the Lebanese Civil War.[1]

At his return to France, he went through various jobs, including being a security guard, a cash transporter and a warehouseman, but finally went back into cooking.[2] He worked as a chef assistant at Ledoyen, Taillevent and Robuchon. He later became chef at the Regency Hotel in Sydney and travels to Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

In 1988, he received one star at the Guide Michelin for the restaurant Roc en Val at Tours,[3] and from 1990 to 1995 for the Cheval Blanc at Nîmes, where he received one star in 1991.[3]

Chef at the Relais et Château Cordeillan-Bages at Pauillac since 1996, he received his first star at the Michelin in 1996 and a second one in 1999. He was elected by Gault Millau Chef of the Year in 2000.

In February 2008, the daily economic newspaper Les Échos allows him an interview, which is his first portrait in the French economic newspaper.

Since February 2010, he is a member of the jury in the French version of the cooking TV show Top Chef on M6.

Since April 2010, he is at head of the restaurant Mandarin Oriental, Paris, in which he opened in June 2011, the restaurants Sur-mesure by Thierry Marx, Le Camélia and a pastry counter. In 2012, his restaurant Sur-mesure by Thierry Marx received two stars at the Guide Michelin.[4]


Cook books[edit]

  • Planète Marx
  • Easy Marx
  • Marx
  • Sweet Marx
  • Street Marx
  • Bon!
  • Best of Marx

Other books[edit]

  • Comment je suis devenu chef étoilé (biography)


  1. ^ a b Libération, 14 September 2005. "Ceinture noire et cordon-bleu"
  2. ^ Les Nouvelles Clés Magazine - Thierry Marx, cuisinier hors norme (in French)
  3. ^ a b Thierry Marx, alchimies et belles saveurs. Magazine Références. (in French)
  4. ^ Guide Michelin 2012 Archived 2012-03-05 at (in French)

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