GET TO KNOW THE CHEF
Guy Savoy spent his entire childhood in Bourgoin-jallieu, France with his father, a gardener and mother, a cook. When he
turned 15, he decided that he would be a chef or nothing at all!” His fate was sealed. His invaluable apprenticeship taught him about both the satisfaction and hardships of his future career.
His first steps were taken under the guidance of Louis Marchand, chocolate-maker, in his hometown of BourgoinJallieu. This first teacher was a master of professionalism and humanity, two values that he handed down to his apprentice. Next came the Troisgros brothers, who fascinated Savoy with their elegant technique, which they shared with him. He was then singled out by Claude Vergé, who was on the lookout for “budding talents” and who handed him the reins of La Barrière de Clichy in 1977.
Aged 27: Guy Savoy opened his first restaurant in Paris and soon achieved recognition on the gastronomic scene. 1994: Guy Savoy opened the restaurant Les Bouquinistes.
1998-1999: Jean-paul Jaud directed the documentary 'Quatre saisons pour un festin' starring Savoy.
2002: The Michelin Red Guide awarded him his third star. Guy Savoy was voted Chef of the Year by his peers.
2003: Savoy decided to open new restaurants, all designed by Jean-michel Wilmotte: • L’atelier Maître Albert, a rotisserie on the Rive Gauche. • Le Chiberta, 20 metres from the Champs-elysées.
2006: Embarked on a collaboration with Caesars Palace and his son Franck to open a Restaurant Guy Savoy in Las Vegas, the 'twin son' of the restaurant on Rue Troyon.
May 2015: Restaurant Guy Savoy moved to la Monnaie de Paris.