Portrait of the Chef - Christophe Bacquié
Portrait of the Chef
With two stars in the Guide Michelin and being a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (2004), Christophe Bacquié is managing the cuisine of the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet since November 2009.
During his professional life, several encounters have been important for him. After l’Oasis in Mandelieu-La-Napoule with Stéphane Raimbault and Louis Outhier, the Parisian experience has been important with Prunier for example.
He then went back to Corsica where he grew up and work for 12 years there. A first star in the Guide Michelin in 2002, the second in 2007. In 2008 he was awarded by the Relais Gourmand Trophy, and became « Grand Chef » Relais&Châteaux.
In 2009, he takes a new challenge and leave Corsica to Provence, where he takes in charge the cuisines of the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet.
In 2010, he wins back the second star with the Restaurant Christophe Bacquié.
He also takes in charge the management of the whole cuisines of the Tourism Pole of Le Castellet (Hôtel & Spa du Castellet*****, Grand Prix Hôtel***).
The year 2011 begins with his new project for the Hôtel du Castellet, the « Le SanFelice » bistrot restaurant which opened in May 2011.
In November 2011, the Restaurant Christophe Bacquié enters in the private world of the Grandes Tables du Monde.
A team, a family
What the Chef Christophe Bacquié loves beyond all is to share his passion and his experience with his team.
With his second, Fabien Ferré his Pastry Chef Loïc Colliau, they are taking pleasure not only in creating new dishes, but also in forming the young learning cooks, like a big family.
A daily exchange, reinforced by several years working together. Today, one passion is connecting them: the passion for cooking.