A passionate and authentic chef
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Jean-Luc Rabanel is the the first starred organic chef in France. His Living Cuisine is the product of a gastronomic journey that has taken him to Africa and Sri Lanka in search of the finest and most varied spices. In the Camargue, Jean-Luc Rabanel keeps an organic vegetable garden dedicated to his philosophy of authentic taste and healthy cuisine. Indeed, 80% of his dishes are made from these organic vegetables.
Moreover, master among chefs, Jean-Luc Rabanel is recognised as the embodiment of today’s evolving cuisine. Yet, a contemporary way of cooking that marries delicacy of flavour with strength of texture, and combines the organic with the avant-garde. It is a cuisine designed by him to surprise and excite. A cuisine in his image : joyful and expressive. A Living Cuisine !
Culinary awards and locations:
First, a Master Chef since 1995, Jean-Luc Rabanel opened his restaurant, l’Atelier, in Rue des Carmes, Arles in 2006. He received his first Michelin star in 2007 and his second in 2009. In 2008 Gault et Millau named him Chef of the Year, awarding him three toques and a mark of 17/20, to which was added a fourth toque the following year.
Also in 2009 France’s Ministry of Culture elevated him to the rank of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
Rabanel’s L’Atelier gained a fifth toque in 2012, placing it among the 13 most prestigious restaurants in France.