MICHEL SARRAN
Two stars in the Michelin Guide
4 toques in the GaultMillau guide
Jury member of Top Chef France


Cuisine, Michel Sarran has it in the genes: his mother, Pierrette ran the Auberge de Saint-Martin Bergerayre, in Armagnac, Gers, where he originates from. But after his Baccalaureate, Michel prefers to discover new experiences...
He starts medical studies. Two years later his destiny catches him up, he joins the family inn and learns the trade.
Then, follows a journey with the greats: Alain Ducasse, at Juana, Michel Guérard at Prés d’Eugénie, and Jean-Michel Lorain at La Côte Saint-Jacques. Then, he obtains his first place as head-chef at The Pines in Saint-Tropez, and a second at the Mas du Langoustier, Porquerolles, where he is noticed and gets his first Michelin Star (1991).
“I knew that I would set up my own restaurant” he remembers of that time. Back then, he hesitates between Toulouse and Paris, but eventually opted for ... the pink city closer to his roots.
He made his first service, one day of June 1995. Success comes quickly: he receives his first star in March 1996, the price of the food critic in 1997, 17/20 Gault Millau in 2000, and the second star in March 2003.

In 2014, Chef Michel Sarran’s talent attacked television grounds.
After participating to the TV show “Cuisine Sauvage” on the France 5 channel, he was selected to be the new judge of the Top Chef show, next to Chefs Hélène Darroze, Jean-François Piège and Philippe Etchebest.
In this season 6, one of the challenges of the first number of the show was in fact recorded in Michel Sarran’s own house, in the Gers French department.
In 2015 and until 2018, Top Chef again welcomes Michel Sarran in the judging panel.