Dimitri Droisneau was elected chef of the year 2022 by his peers after winning the third Michelin star last March for his restaurant La Villa Madie in Cassis

Dimitri Droisneau has been voted chef of the year 2022 by his peers after winning the third Michelin star in March for his restaurant La Villa Madie in Cassis, in the south of France, Chef magazine announced. This trophy results from the vote of the professionals quoted in the Michelin guide, at the call of the magazine le Chef, for those who will have “best represented the profession during the year 2022”.

This discreet Norman who runs the establishment with his wife Marielle Droisneau, indoors, was put in the spotlight during the Michelin guide ceremony in March. Little present on Instagram and at culinary events, his attitude is the opposite of the majority in the industry, where media coverage and social networks are considered by most established chefs and rising stars as an element of survival in the profession. . This does not prevent connoisseurs from appreciating his cuisine.

“I’m a fan, I go to his house with my wife when I need sensuality and calm (…) Dimitri is humility, work,” the Marseille chef told AFP in March. Alexandre Mazzia, 3 Michelin stars and chef of the year 2021. “We are going to experience a real stay at home” with a cuisine “very aromatic, a real signature, subtle and extremely impactful”, according to Gwendal Poullennec, director of the Michelin guide .

Jordan Gasco of the Olivier Nasti restaurant in Kaysersberg (2 stars) was crowned pastry chef of the year. Manon Bras from the Christopher Coutanceau restaurant in La Rochelle (3 stars) is the sommelier of the year and Alicia Poupeney from the Jean Sulpice restaurant in Talloires (2 stars) wins the 2022 service award.

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