chef-name: Michel Troisgros

The famous 3-Michelin Star Troisgros restaurant, and the Troisgros family is like a religion in the culinary world. Since 1957, Michel’s father Pierre, and uncle, the late Jean Troisgros, have played a significant role in the history of French cuisine, maintaining Michelin three stars since 1968.

Some of the Great Chefs who have apprenticed at Troisgros include the late Great Chef Bernard Loiseau, Guy Savoy and Traci Des Jardins.
Pierre’s son Michel Troisgros, who was born in 1958, has played a major role in Troisgros since 1983, restoring the original Troisgros restaurant after the death of his uncle Jean. Michel’s brother Claude was taped by Great Chefs in his Rio de Janerio restaurant, “L’Olympe”, and his sister Anne-Marie has her Gravelier restaurant in Bordeaux.

Michel took his diploma in hospitality at Lycee Technique Hotelier at Grenoble and then worked Lucas Carton in Paris, Point in Vienne, Moulin de Mougins with Roger Verge; Taillevent in Paris, and Alain Chapel in Mionnay (see Great Chefs of France).

Great Chefs taped Michel at Troisgros in 1998 and prepared Papillottes, Mussels and a crepe cake with pastry chef Sebastian Degardin, for their Great Chefs of the World series.

Michel, in addition to running Troisgros, is the culinary consultant for the Orient Hotel in Bangkok and a member of the board of Relais & Chateaux. In 2001 he opened Koumir in Moscow; partnered with the Hotel Lancaster in Paris and in 2008, opened a new establishment “La Colline du Colombier, run by Michel’s son Cesar Troisgros.