The president of the jury
Born in 1968 and originating from the Aisne department, Emmanuel Renaut was educated in Laon before leaving for Paris, where he began in the kitchens of the Crillon. Then he joined Marc Veyrat, whom he seconded for four years. He continued his career in London, where he directed the kitchens of Claridge’s Hotel. He participated in the 31st Taittinger Prize, where he won third place in the International Finals.
In 1998, Emmanuel Renaut settled in Megève at the Flocons de sel and earned a first star in 2003, and became "Best Worker of France" (MOF) the following year. A second star crowned his work in 2006.
In 2012, he earned his Michelin 3rd star.
In 2013 he took the succession of Gilles Goujon at the Presidency of “The Taittinger” International Culinary Prize.