Pierre Gagnaire

Michelin Star Chef, France

1950 Born in Apinac, France.

1965 Summer training in Paul Bocuse’s restaurant.

1968 Commis at «Tante Alice» restaurant.

1976 After two years spent working and discovering the world, particularly the new world, he returns to the "Clos Fleury", the restaurant run by his father near Saint Etienne which already has a Michelin star.

Birth of his first son, Jan.

1977 He retains the Michelin star.

1978 Publication of Jean-François Abert’s article in the «Lyon-Poche» on one of Pierre’s dishes and Pierre realizes that cooking can really be a means to express himself.

Birth of his second son, Félix.

1981 He decides to go solo and opens a restaurant in the center of Saint Etienne.

(located at 3, rue George Teissier) and receives a Michelin star in 1982.

1986 He is awarded a second Michelin star.

Trip to Japan.

1988 First book ‘La cuisine immédiate’ with photos by Daniel Chenot.

1993 The Michelin guide awards his signature cuisine a third star.

Elected ‘chef of the year’ by «Le Chef» magazine.

1996 The Saint Etienne experience draws to an end.

The stars are given back to the Michelin guide. He leaves for Paris.

1997 2 stars rue Balzac.

1998 Back to the three star level.

2001 Beginning of a strong partnership with Hervé This, professor at the Collège de France and father of Molecular Gastronomy.

2002 Opening of the restaurant «Sketch» in London with Mourad Mazouz.

2003 Publication of his second book ‘Sucré-Salé’ with photos by Jean-Louis Bloch-Lainé.

Receives the distinction ‘Commandeur des Arts & Lettres’.

2004 Takes on the management and kitchen of the restaurant «Gaya Rive Gauche par Pierre Gagnaire» in Paris.

2005 Opening of the restaurant «Pierre Gagnaire à Tokyo» in Tokyo.

Receives the distinction ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre du mérite Agricole’.

2006 Opening of the restaurant «Pierre» in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.

Receives the distinction ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’.

Book ‘La cuisine, c’est de l’amour, de l’art, de la technique’ with Hervé This.

Book ‘Lucide & Ludique’ with Jean-François Abert and photos by Peter Lippman.

2007 Book ‘Alchimistes aux fourneaux’ with Hervé This and photos by Rip Hopkins.

Opening of the restaurant «Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul» in the Lotte Hotel in Seoul.

Opening of the restaurant «Pierre Gagnaire pour Les Airelles» in Les Airelles Hotel in Courchevel.

2008 Opening of the restaurant «Reflets by Pierre Gagnaire» in the InterContinental Hotel in Dubaï.

2009 Opening of the restaurant «Twist by Pierre Gagnaire» in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas.

2010 Opening of the restaurant «Pierre Gagnaire-Tokyo» in the Ana Intercontinental Hotel in Tokyo.

Opening of the restaurant «Colette» in the Sezz Hotel in Saint-Tropez.

Opening of the restaurant «Les Menus par Pierre Gagnaire» in the Lotte Hotel in Moscow.

«Pierre Gagnaire pour les Airelles» receives 2 Michelin Guide stars.

Book ‘Bande Originale’ with photos by Jacques Gavard.

Becomes Docteur Honoris Causa of the University of Liege in Belgium.

2011 «Reflets by Pierre Gagnaire» is elected best restaurant in Dubaï.

«Pierre» in Hong-Kong and «Pierre Gagnaire-Tokyo» receive 2 Michelin Guide stars.

Book ‘Un Principe d’émotions’ with Catherine Flohic.

2012 «Sketch» receives its 2nd Michelin Guide star.

Opening of the restaurant «Les Solistes par Pierre Gagnaire» in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Berlin.

2013 « Les Solistes par Pierre Gagnaire » receives its 1st Michelin Guide star.

«Pierre» in Hong-Kong regains its 2nd Michelin Guide star.

Becomes Ambassador of the Province of Yamaguchi (Japan)

Becomes Doctor Honoris Causa of the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality of Quebec in Montreal (Canada).

2014 Collaboration with the group Lucien Barrière on the «Fouquet’s» restaurants.

2015 Elected the best chef of the world by his peers (2 and 3 Michel Guide stars chefs voted – election organized by ‘Le Chef’ magazine).

Book ‘Transgressions’ with Catherine Flohic.

Participated in the ‘Bord des Mondes’ exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris.

Received the Homnivore price at the Omnivore-Paris.

Book ‘La cuisine des 5 saisons de Pierre Gagnaire’ with photos by Jacques Gavard

Opening of the restaurant «Pèir» in the Bastide de Gordes in Gordes-France.

Opening of the restaurant «La Maison 1888» in the Intercontinental Hotel in Danang-Vietnam.

2016 «Pèir» in the Bastide de Gordes in Gordes-France receives its 1st Michelin Guide star.

«Reflets by Pierre Gagnaire» is elected best restaurant in Dubaï.

Opening of the restaurant «La Grande Maison» in Bordeaux.

«Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul» receives its 2nd Michelin Guide star.

2017 «La Grande Maison» in Bordeaux receives its 2nd Michelin Guide star.

Receives the Médaille de l’Ordre du Mérite.

Opening of the restaurant «Le Comptoir de Pierre Gagnaire» in the Capella-Hotel in Shanghaï.

Opening of restaurant «Gaya, cuisine de bords de mer» in the M Gallery by Sofitel Hotel in à Châtelaillon-Plage.

Opening of the italian restaurant «Piero TT» for the winter season in the Les Airelles-Hotel in Courchevel.

2018 Opening of the restaurant «Pierre’s Bistrot & Bar» in Dubaï.

Re-opening of the restaurant «Pierre Gagnaire à Seoul» (after embellishment work which lasted a year).

The restaurant «Gaya» in Paris moved a couple of block away and opened : 6 rue de Saint-Simon 75007.

2019 Opening of the Italian restaurant «Piero TT» in Paris : 44 rue du Bac 75007.

Opening of the restaurant «Duende» in the Impérator Hotel in Nîmes.