Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2019
(Best Worker of France 2019)
Arnaud Faye began his career in 1999. He worked in a succession of three Michelin starred restaurants, such as Arnsbourg in Baarenthal, Antoine Westermann's Buerehiesel and Bernard Loiseau's Relais.
In 2007, at only 29 years of age, Arnaud Faye was appointed Head Chef at l'Espadon, in that famous Parisian palace "The Ritz". Two years later, the restaurant received its second Michelin star. In early 2011, Arnaud Faye joined the newly opened Mandarin Oriental in Paris. Less than a year after opening, the Mandarin Oriental, Paris obtained 2 Michelin stars.
During the year of 2012 he took on a new challenge: to oversee the kitchens of the Auberge du Jeu de Paume Hotel, a member of the Relais & Châteaux association and the property of His Highness the Prince Aga Khan, in the heart of the Domaine de Chantilly. The hotel's gourmet restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in March 2013 and the second came the following year. They were maintained in 2015 and 2016.
In the summer of 2016, Arnaud Faye joined the Château de la Chèvre d'Or to oversee the management of the hotel's kitchens, and in particular that of "La Chèvre d'Or", its 2 Michelin starred gourmet restaurant.
Florent Margaillan starts his pastry career at George V in Paris in 2008, then to the Castellet. In 2010, he became National Champion of Desserts in the professional category and returned to Paris at the restaurant Lassere as Second de pâtisserie. In 2013, he took 3rd place at the World Championship of Arts Sucrés and joined Franck Ferigutti, ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ at the hôtel Terre Blanche in Fayence. L’Apogée, in Courchevel and Château Saint Martin were his next destination.
2015 was a major milestone for Florent’s career. He is finalist of the ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ competition and join the team of Yannick Alléno at the Royal Mansour during 3 years. In 2018, he comes back in the south of France to work at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat.
Today, he starts a new challenge next to Chef Arnaud Faye, ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ at Château de la Chèvre d’Or. He will offer you his beautiful and tasty creations in our restaurants Les Remparts and at Café du Jardin. At our gourmet restaurant LA CHEVRE D’OR expect a timeless and incredible journey full of surprises.