72nd edition of the Prosper Montagné Prize at FERRANDI Paris
Every year, FERRANDI Paris has the honor of hosting the oldest French culinary competition: the Prosper Montagné Prize! This year, Dominique Loiseau, President of the Bernard Loiseau Group and patron of our Dijon campus, presided over the competition, which focused on the theme of Octopus and Banka Trout. After a very intense day for the 6 finalists who came from the four corners of the world, Dominique Loiseau, President of the jury, presented the trophy to Chef Tomohiro SUZUKI of the "Hydrangea Hotel New Nagasaki" in Japan.
Congratulations to the 2 other winning chefs: Alexandre LAMBERET "Le Méridien Beach Plaza" in Monaco and Julien GUÉNÉE "Automobile Club de France" in Paris.
A new feature this year was the creation of the FERRANDI Paris - Prosper Montagné 2023 Young Hope Prize, a prize created to reward the most deserving clerk in the competition. Congratulations to Paul Doiteau, an apprentice in the CAP Cuisine program at FERRANDI Paris, who wins this prize and a training course of his choice from our Continuing Education catalog, worth approximately 3,000 euros. All the clerks are also rewarded by winning stays at our official partners: Maison Perey, Caviar...
Thank you to all the members of the organizing committee of the Club Prosper Montagné, and to our chefs and teachers Benoît Nicolas (MOF 2015), Jacques Girard, François Babinska, Sebastien Vilmot, Mohamed Ali and Patrice Laclau for their guidance throughout the competition, as well as the entire FERRANDI Paris event team. Thanks to our chefs Marc Ales (MOF 2000) and Antoine Cantal for the realization of the magnificent chocolate piece as well as Claude Chiron and his students for the macaroon pieces exhibited during the contest.