From the age of eleven, the future great starred chef was already trying his hand at preparing traditional dishes or more experimental ones.
At the hotel school in Nice, his enthusiasm and rigour quickly propelled him to become the chef of the restaurant les Peintres de Cagnes-sur-Mer, which already had a Michelin Guide macaroon.
Then his talent was honed and he was awarded two Michelin stars in 1996, at the helm of the Negresco brigade. On the pianos of the mythical palace in Nice, he brought contemporary Mediterranean cuisine to life and became the great chef emblematic of southern cuisine. This notoriety, this fulguracy, will make him the worthy successor of the great Chef Roger Vergé in 2004 at the Moulin de Mougins where he will let his creativity explode for four years.
Finally, in 2009, he opened the house that bears his name, where he was awarded his first star in 2012.