Michel PORTOS

Chef of the restaurant Le Poulpe in Marseille

Voted Chef of the Year 2012 by the Gault & Millau guide
Formerly Starry Chef 2 **

Michel Portos was born on April 4, 1963 in Marseille and, after studying commerce, he prepared his C.A.P. of cooking at the C.F.A. Marseille where he was first out of his class.

  • 1983/1985: kitchen clerk for the corporate restaurant of Eurest Company (13)
  • 1985/1987: cook at the restaurant of the Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (33)
  • 1987/1988: chef at the restaurant L’Oyat in Lacanau (33)
  • 1988: chef de partie at the Chapon Fin and Rouzic restaurants in Bordeaux (33)
  • 1989: chef at the restaurant La Barbe in London
  • 1990/1993: chef at the Jardins de l’Opéra restaurant in Toulouse (31)
  • 1994/1997: chef at the restaurant Troisgros in Roanne (42)
  • 1988/2002: creation of the Côté Theater restaurant in Perpignan (66). 1st macaroon in the Michelin guide
  • 2002/2012: Chief and Director of Saint James (33)
  • 2009: 2nd macaroon in the Michelin guide
  • 2012: “Cook of the Year 2012” by the GaultMillau Guide
  • 2012: Takeover of the “Le Malthazar” brewery in Marseille (19 Rue Fortia, 13001 Marseille): Closure July 2018
  • 2014: Opening of a second

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