Chef's profiles at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris


Alain Ducasse

In thirty years, Alain Ducasse, the famous chef, has developed his own unique expertise in lifestyle and gourmet cuisine. He is both a chef-designer, producing meals that are just right, and a businessman, working to establish a modern business model, pass on his knowledge and maintain an open mind when it comes to the world of cooking and hospitality.

Alain Ducasse is the head of more than twenty restaurants worldwide (including three with three Michelin stars that bear his name), three delightful inns and a chain of traditional, independent hotels. His view of his profession is based on two main ideas – his desire to share his passion for good food and his determination to pass on his knowledge. This can be seen in his books, his courses for professional chefs and enthusiastic amateurs and his consultancy work. He has an enquiring mind that steeps itself in the rich diversity and culture of the world as a whole.

Chef Philippe marc

Philippe Marc

After learning his craft in a number of 3-star restaurants, Philippe Marc began working in the kitchens of luxury hotels, travelling the length and breadth of South-Eastern France and working his magic in such outstanding hotels as the Vista Palace in Roquebrune, the Don César in Antibes and the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo where he met Alain Ducasse.

He then left the hotel sector for several years, instead heading up a family restaurant in Lyon, before coming to Paris where he took over the management of the kitchen in a small restaurant in the Latin Quarter that quickly became a huge success. It was then that the man from Jura again met up with Alain Ducasse.
Since 2000, Philippe Marc has been the chef for the Relais Plaza, the Plaza Athénée’s chic grill-room, as well as catering for functions held at the hotel and providing the meals served by Relais Plaza.
Chef Patissier

Christophe Michalak

To reach the top at the Plaza Athénée, this master pastrycook began by working in the greatest luxury hotels in London, Brussels, Tokyo and New York then honed his craft in such famous Parisian companies as Fauchon and Ladurée. Every day, Christophe Michalak now gives full rein to his desire to surprise people and take a new look at the great classics among cakes and pastries.
The Chef has designed dozens of mouthwatering treats such as the “religieuse” (cream puff bun) with caramel made with salted butter and the eternally-loved Plaza Care Bears!
THierry Bar Plaz

Thierry Hernandez

After perfecting his skills in the bar of a leading luxury hotel in Paris and gaining experience in every sector relating to food and drinks in Scotland, at Gleneagles, one of the Leading Hotels of the World, Thierry Hernandez began work at the Plaza Athénée as a barman.

In 2001, when the hotel opened a bar designed by Patrick Jouin who had previously worked with Philippe Stark, Thierry Hernandez became its Director.Since then he has continued to innovate and create in a manner that is a perfect reflection of the elegant bar combining contemporary design with 18th-century panelling which is a historic monument in its own right.
This is why the bar in the Plaza Athénée boasts the most audacious, creative cocktails, served by Thierry Hernandez and his team who uphold the legendary levels of service for which the Plaza Athénée is so famous.
The emblematic Director of the Bar at the Plaza Athénée has been instrumental in building up the reputation of this outstanding venue and, for more than five years now, it has been popular with the jet set and fashionistas from all over the world.

Le Bar du Plaza Athénée

Depuis treize ans, le Bar du Plaza Athénée est le rendez-vous incontournable de la capitale. La carte de cocktails saura vous surprendre.

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La Galerie

Would you like a rest after all that shopping? Or are you arranging a lunch in the Golden Triangle? La Galerie is the ideal place.

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Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

"Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée", a new vision of Haute Cuisine. Discover the naturalness cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy.

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