Thierry Marx


Thierry Marx: a chef with two Michelin stars who remains at the forefront.


A creative chef, ahead of his time.

With his innovative and global approach to cuisine, Thierry Marx draws his inspiration from France in France and from his travels. Using avant-garde textures and flavors, Thierry Marx advocates a responsible cuisine that combines pleasure, well-being and health and sees no conflict between tradition and innovation.

In 2013, he created the French Center for Culinary Innovation (CFIC) at the University of Paris-Saclay with materials scientist Raphaël Haumont, holder of the university chair in "Cuisine of the Future". Together they are working on the evolution of food, focusing their research on environmental and health issues between now and 2050.

A Chef who adds his responsibility

As an ardent advocate of vocational training Thierry Marx opened his first free street food school in the Gironde, France, in 2009. In 2012 he created Cuisine Mode d'Emploi(s) in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Here he offers free 11-week training courses for unemployed people to help them find jobs as cooks, bakers or waiters. With a 90% job placement rate, more than 4,000 people have left with diplomas from the 10 schools and 20 itinerant training courses spread throughout France. Many of those trained in Cuisine Mode d'Emploi(s) are already working in their restaurants and bakeries.

In 2018, following the same model, together with Mathilde de l'Ecotais he launched Media Social Food, which provides young adults without qualifications who are out of the school system with 11 weeks or 4 to 8 weeks of digital imaging courses with specialization in cooking, for use in social media. Since 2015, it has also been providing cooking courses in a detention center detention center, where it helps inmates plan their return to work.

The Cook & Chef Foundation is formed by relevant figures from international haute cuisine and young talent who share a vision of the world based on respect, on ethics, and on the good work of signature cooking.