70th Prosper Montagné Culinary Prize at FERRANDI Paris

    Adachi Koichi « Asahina gastronome\" (Japan) wins the final of the 70th Prosper Montagné Culinary Prize
    Adachi Koichi « Asahina gastronome" (Japan) wins the final of the 70th Prosper Montagné Culinary Prize

    On Monday 3rd February 2020, FERRANDI Paris had the honour of holding the Goncourt Prosper Montagné culinary contest for its 70th anniversary edition.

    This anniversary edition was presided over by Jean-François Girardin MOF and Prosper Montagné Laureate 1981, and Francis Durnerin, president of the Prosper Montagné Club.

    The members of the judging panel for the starter were:

    • Marc Marchand, Prosper Montagné Laureate 1984
    • Keiichiro Hayashi, Prosper Montagné Laureate 2019
    • Philippe Renard, Prosper Montagné Laureate 1987
    • Julien Largeron, Prosper Montagné Laureate 2017
    • Jocelein Tournade, Prosper Montagné Laureate 2010
    • Cédrick Navarette, Prosper Montagné Laureate 2002

     

    The members of the judging panel for the main course were:

    • Christophe Poirier, Prosper Montagné Laureate 2015
    • Christophe Marguin, Prosper Montagné Laureate 1996
    • Yu Sugimoto, Prosper Montagné Laureate 2012
    • Olivier Brulard, MOF and Prosper Montagné Laureate 1994
    • Guy Legay, MOF and Prosper Montagné Laureate 1966
    • Joël Renty, Prosper Montagné Laureate 1976

     

    The 6 finalists from France and Japan were asked to make a starter from lamb offal, and for the main course, a sole soufflé. 
    All participants were assisted by a commis from FERRANDI Paris’ CAP cuisine program, who as of 12 years receives the Best Commis prize at the Goncourt ceremony. 
    The prize-giving ceremony took place at FERRANDI Paris’ training restaurant, Le Premier.

    This anniversary edition’s laureates are:

    • First prize: Adachi Koichi, "Asahina gastronome", Japan.
    • Second prize: Brun Clément, "Hôtel restaurant le haut Allier", in Alleyras.
    • Third prize: Damien Merle, "Hôtel du Ministère des affaires étrangères", Paris.

     

    Mathieu Bourgeois,  CAP Cuisine student at FERRANDI Paris and apprentice at Le Saint-Joseph restaurant (La Garenne-Colombes) took home the prize for Best Commis Chef.