Jules Verne’s exceptional kitchen in a mythical place by Matfer Bourgeat
Hello and thank you for welcoming us to your new address, the Jules Verne. Could you describe how it feels to be here?
You have an impressive background. Please tell us about your career so far.
How have all the great chefs you have worked with inspired you?
Can you give us your tip on how to succeed in combining one’s personal culinary signature with a monument that has such a strong identity?
To succeed in this ambitious project, it takes quite a team. Tell us about those you work with.
In addition to this team is the choice of equipment and suppliers. How did you make your choices?
Consequently, I needed a company that would listen to me and could implement my requests, and make everything functional. In this venue, which is actually quite large (120 m²), everything was adjusted to be as logical as possible. And at Matfer Bourgeat, everyone was particularly accommodating.
Together, we were able to design and write this story, which today allows me to have a beautiful, functional kitchen that is adapted to our work and limits difficulties in our day-to-day work in setting up and during service.
When you look at the Eiffel Tower, you can imagine that it must have several constraints. How did you manage to adapt to them?
Since opening in July 2019, have you had to make any changes from what was originally planned?
When undertaking work at the Eiffel Tower, an international symbol representing France, was the Made in France approach a determining factor in the choice to work with the Matfer Bourgeat group?
We were able to meet, discuss, understand each other and move forward together. In any case, I proceed this way for all my other suppliers. If I don’t have a close relationship with them, it doesn’t suit me.
So of course, if the product I’m interested in is also Made In France, there’s no reason to think twice about it…
How would you describe Matfer Bourgeat's role in your kitchen and restaurant?
If there is one word that can describe Matfer Bourgeat’s role in my daily life, it is: organization. Thanks to the products, their layout, the quality of their materials, reliability and durability, I know that I can work with peace of mind.