Yannick Alléno

Born just outside Paris, Yannick Alléno spent his childhood in the kitchens of his family’s bistros in different Paris suburbs. At the age of 15, he began to learn from great chefs. His first job was at Le Royal Monceau in Paris under Gabriel Biscay; he then joined the Sofitel Porte de Sèvres under Roland Durand, followed by Martial Enguehard. It was at Drouant, mentored by the great chef Louis Grondard, where Alléno found his maturity and determination. After proving himself under Grondard’s tutelage, he took his place as head chef in his own right when he was appointed to run the kitchens at Scribe.

In 1999, Alléno was awarded his first MICHELIN star , which was followed by a second one in 2002. In 2003, he took over the kitchens at the Meurice in Paris and was awarded two MICHELIN stars the following year. In 2007, he received his third MICHELIN star.

Alléno forged his own company in 2008 and took over the Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris where he opened Alléno Paris. It was immediately awarded three MICHELIN stars. In 2017, his restaurant in Courchevel at the Cheval Blanc, was awarded three MICHELIN stars.

Today, the Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris, with its three restaurants run by Yannick Alléno, is the most star-rated independent establishment in the world.

Yannick Alléno is a member of the exclusive circle of the greatest chefs in the world. He has enthusiastically dedicated his life to his passion and is proud of his French cuisine, rich in tradition and ambitiously and creatively contemporary. His visionary approach to the culinary arts, blending knowledge and excellence with audacity, leads him to experiment endlessly, in order to find the purest, most quintessential flavours.

He constantly pushes the boundaries with his curiosity and talent and has laid the foundations for a truly personal cooking style: modern cuisine.