“I am French and I was born in Seine et Marne (near Paris). I grew up in Lorraine close to Luxembourg where I began my training as a cook at 16 years old. Now I’m working in Paris (St Germain des prés).

I decided to pursue cooking because it’s a way for me to bring pleasure and happiness to people and it brings me joy at the same time!

For me, this job is like a theater play with its own actors and spectators. The show is on the plates and you are always challenged.

The most valuable lesson I’ve learned in this field is when you think you’ve succeeded, you’ve already failed. Nothing is ever acquired.

The best advice I can give, despite my short time as a cook, is to never give up in spite of the difficulties. The sacrifices are rewarded in the end, but remember we have nothing, without nothing.”