I got my first job in a gourmet restaurant when I was 15, and by 16 I was working in a 2 Michelin star restaurant. I won the regional contest of Meilleur Apprenti de France, then finished 8th at a national level. At 17, I headed to Paris, the fine-dining capital…

It was an unforgettable experience, and I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to advance their cooking career. It was fast-paced and fiercely competitive, driving us to new levels of creativity every day. Up to the age of 28 I worked exclusively in Michelin star restaurants.

Between Alain Ducasse and Jo l Robuchon, I can really say I’ve worked with some of the best in the world. There was a lot of work on technique; seasoning, cooking methods, how to combine flavours… The things that ultimately set your dishes apart.

There aren’t many women doing what I do. At some point I was one of 3 women in a team of 40 chefs.
I also did 6 months at a fishmonger’s in Saint-Tropez, full of big guys. When I arrived for my first day there, they were convinced there was some kind of mistake! But I learned a great deal in my time there.
When you eat healthily, it really shows; on your face, your skin, your mindset. Eat well and you will feel well, that’s the reality.