When both your father and uncle helped revolutionize the culinary scene in France, you have some pretty big shoes to fill. Michel Troigrois‘ father, Pierre, and uncle, Jean, brought La Maison Troisgros to the world and featured chefs such as Guy Savoy. When Michel was growing up, he watched the chefs at work, along with his brother, Claude, and sister, Anne-Marie, who also have their own restaurants. 

Michel trained at Lycee Technique Hotelier at Grenoble, then worked in Parisian restaurants like Taillevent and Moulin de Mougins. After his uncle passed away in 1983, Michel stepped in to make La Maison Troisgros great again.

He made his late uncle and father proud, carrying three Michelin stars.