Castel Châteaux & Grands Crus, official partner of the 37th edition of the annual Le Chef Awards.
On September 25th, we had the honor of participating as an official partner in the 37th edition of the Trophées Le Chef, an annual ceremony organized by Le Chef magazine. This prestigious award ceremony celebrates the diversity of professions that contribute to the excellence of French cuisine.
For the sixth consecutive year, a representative from Castel Châteaux & Grands Crus had the privilege of taking the stage to present the Sommelier of the Year award. We would like to extend our warm congratulations to Margot Duffort from the restaurant Le Gindreau in Saint-Médard, Lot, for this well-deserved recognition.
Our congratulations also go to Alexandre Couillon from the restaurant La Marine in L'Herbaudière (85), who was honored with the prestigious title of Chef of the Year. We would also like to congratulate all the participants for their contributions to this wonderful evening.
Le Palmarès 2023
Chef of the Year 2023
Alexandre Couillon – La Marine*** in Noirmoutier-en-l’Île (85)
Pastry Chef of the Year 2023
Michaël Bartocetti – George V (restaurants Le Cinq***, Le George*, L’Orangerie*) in Paris (75)
Sommelier of the Year 2023
Margot Duffort – Le Gindreau* in Saint-Médard (46)
Service Award 2023
Sandrine Favario – L’Auberge de Montmin** in Talloires (74)
Transmission Award 2023
Alain Dutournier for sharing his passion throughout his career with many chefs such as Julien Duboué, Clémentine Coussau, and Thibault Sombardier.
Le Chef Rising Stars 2023
Christophe Bacquié – Le Mas les Eydins in Bonnieux (84)
Vasco Baldisserotto – Opéra in Rodez (12)
Maxime Bouttier – Géosmine in Paris (75)
Clément Lessoud – Hortùs in Toulouse (31)
Céline Pham – Inari in Arles (12)
Sébastien Renard – Maison Renard in Béthune (62)
Rising Star of the Year 2023
Grégoire Touchard (La Chèvre d’Or** in Eze – 06)