Gulan Altunay, cuisine student at FERRANDI Paris, wins the national final of the France’s Best Apprentice Chef competition


    The final of the France’s Best Apprentice Chef competition 2019 was held on Monday the 13th of January in FERRANDI Paris’ kitchens and training restaurant Le Premier. This year, Michel Roth (Meilleur Ouvrier de France – Bocuse d’Or 1991) presided over the competition.
    The thirteen candidates had 4 hours and 40 minutes to prepare the following menu:

    • Seafood  vol-au-vent with a coffee coulis
    • Lamb saddle stuffed with mixed vegetables, chestnut royale, hibiscus salsify and a tarragon jus.
    • Victoria pineapple (candidate’s own creation)

    The results ceremony was held that evening at The Westin Hotel, Paris Vendôme. 
    Well done to Gulan Altunay, final year student of the BAC PRO in Cuisine at FERRANDI Paris, and apprentice at the Hôtel de Matignon, who took home the first prize in this prestigious competition.
    Our congratulations also to Christophe Daney, teacher at FERRANDI Paris, and to the winner’s apprenticeship supervisor Denis Rippa, Chef at the Hôtel de Matignon Prime Minister’s Kitchens, for their coaching and encouragement.