A truly rare talent, Emmanuel Renaut is holder of the prestigious M.O.F., “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Craftsmen of France), and “Compagnon du Tour de France” (Companion of the Tour de France), and has been awarded three stars in the renowned Michelin Guide®.
Growing up in France, Emmanuel had always had a strong affection for mountainous regions and wished someday to complement his cooking with their grand beauty. He took his first career step toward this goal, after training in Paris, at the restaurant of the Hôtel de Crillon under Christian Constant. He then joined Marc Veyrat at the Auberge de l’Eridan, and was second-in-command in its kitchens for seven years.
After a stay in London, Emmanuel at last based himself in the awe-inspiring mountains of Mégève in Haute-Savoie and, in 1998, founded his own restaurant, Flocons de Sel. There he has perfected his widely celebrated talent of transforming the natural and local ingredients of the Alps into the colourful, fragrant and succulent dishes that have earned such universal praise.
Emmanuel Renaut received his first Michelin star in 2003, the second one in 2006, and his third in 2012, the year he was also named “Cooking Chef of the Year”.