Last year, the annual meeting of Chefs des Chefs took place in Germany and in France, in order to be associated with the 50th anniversary of friendship between the both countries.
Invited by their colleague Ulrich KERZ, Chefs first moved to Berlin. Playing along the official picture in front of the Brandebourg place, they were also received at the Chancellery where Madam Angela Merkel congratulated them warmly for their essential contribution to the friendly relationship between Heads of States. During this visit, they had the chance to discover this beautiful city and the best of the German gastronomy enjoying the splendid Hôtel Adlon, which welcomed the Chefs des Chefs during their stay.
Then, they went to Paris where their French colleague Bernard Vaussion proposed them just as an exceptional program: Cruise on La Seine, gorgeous dinner at Le Mini-Palais but also a private visit of Château de Versailles, visit of the famous Rungis Market, lunch at Alain Ducasse restaurant Le Jules Verne, Press Conference, stay and reception at Le Plaza Athénée invited be François Delahaye who wanted to welcome Chefs just like they were real Heads of States.
To finish this prestigious week, le President François Hollande met the Chefs in l’Elysée. Through his speech, he reminded their important part in international relationships because official meals often favour a « successful or unsuccessful negotiation ».
Finally, last point of this trip, the big Gala Diner at Senate invited by its President before leaving, waiting for the next meeting!
The Club des Chefs des Chefs would like to thank all his partners on this event : Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris, Grand Hôtel Europe St Petersburg, Bragard, Hyatt, Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Renault, Caviar Petrossian Paris, Château Louis Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Faye Gastronomie, Cacao Barry, Moët Hennessy.