Bruno Oger: the Star chef of the star system
- French 2 Stars chef
- Mediterranean fine cuisine
- Chef of the famous International Film Festival of Cannes
- Chef of the Year 2010
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First of all, Bruno Oger was born on May 9, 1966, in Morbihan in northwestern France. Then, he fell in love with cuisine at the tender age of 12. As a result he decided to make it his future career, and swore that one day he would work in a Michelin Guide three-star restaurant.
Then he earned his CAP (vocational training certificate) in 1983, then his cuisine BEP (technical school certificate) from the Lycée Hôtelier de Dinard in Brittany. When he was 21, he landed two interviews on the same day with two of France’s greatest chefs, Paul Bocuse and Georges Blanc. Thus, he kept the promise he had made to himself and chose to work in Vonnas, Bresse, with Georges Blanc at his prestigious three-star restaurant.
Most of all, in 1989, Georges Blanc gave Bruno the opportunity to represent him and manage the kitchens at Normandy, one of the restaurants at Bangkok’s Oriental Hotel (one of the world’s most beautiful luxury hotels).
And that is how, at 23 years of age, Bruno Oger came to oversee a team of 15 cooks
But in 1993, he returned to join Georges Blanc as executive chef.
Hence, in 1995, he was recruited to manage the kitchens at a luxury hotel on La Croisette in Cannes, the Majestic Barrière. On his 29th birthday and the day before the start of the Cannes Film Festival, he opened the La Villa des Lys restaurant, a Mecca of gourmet dining for discerning connoisseurs. Consequently, in 1997, he was awarded a first star in the Michelin Guide. Three years later, the Chef earned a score of 18/20 and was voted Meilleur Cuisinier de l’Année by the Gault-Millau gastronomy guide.
Later, on May 16, 2003, he personally received the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal from Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Minister for Culture and Communication. However, in 2005, he was given a second star in the Michelin Guide. Nest to this, his peers and the gourmet culinary press recognized his talent and inventiveness. As a result, Bruno Oger plays a major role in the Cannes Film Festival. Indeed, he has produced the most important official dinners, including those celebrating the festival’s 50th, 60th , 65th, 66th, 70th anniversaries.
To conclude, on May 16, 2009, in the presence of Michèle Tabarot, Deputy Mayor of Le Cannet, and Sub-Prefect Claude Serra, he set the foundation stone for his undertaking in Le Cannet on the French Riviera. In addition, on February 28, 2011, only 10 months after the inauguration, the Chef’s got two Michelin stars at “La Villa Archange” . Since then, Bruno Oger is still the official chef of the International Film Festival of Cannes, and member of the ‘Grandes Tables du Monde’ and ‘Relais & Chateaux’.