Raphaële Marchal – the Trophée’s new patron
Raphaële Marchal is a blogger who counts in gastronomy. Her joyful uninhibited attitude seduces nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram – including many cooks, patisserie makers and gastronomic and journalists. Portrait.
Raphaële is a hearty eater who – simply by curiosity – got into the habit of discussing with the chef of each restaurant. In this way she created her first network of chefs.
One day she set about editing a blog baptised “En Rang d'Oignons” to tell stories of chefs, anecdotes about cooks and her travels and encounters.
Thanks to her collaboration with the magazine “Fou de Pâtisserie” she has expanded her network to patisserie chefs and when she started her first book “À La Folie” they all answered the call: Philippe Conticini, Pierre Hermé, Christophe Michalak, Cédric Grolet, Jacques Genin, Yann Couvreur, Christophe Adam, Claire Damon...
Building confidential relationships with these great names takes time but it’s a real opportunity – seen as such by this young girl who is far from being big headed.
In her next book she went back to her first loves: cooking - extremely simple and extremely good – by asking chefs from all kinds of restaurants – whether starred, bistrots, Italian, or basement eateries… to produce a very easy and very good recipe. Once again she had the trust of nearly 80 chefs including David Toutain, Stéphane Jego, Taku Sekine, Simone Tondo, Sven Chartier, Bertrand Grébault, Frédéric Anton...
Raphaële did not hesitate one second to embark on the Trophée Jeunes Talents adventure: the commitment and determination of these young enthusiasts on the point of discovering the world impressed her so much. As a panel judge for the final last January she discovered Margaux, Marie, and Damien who are going to be the next generation and who on just reaching the age of 18 show an extraordinary culinary maturity and personality – exactly what she wants to support and encourage.
As an attentive patron Raphaële will not fail to stay in touch with these Jeunes Talents throughout the year for us to share their experiences through reports and videos to be found on tropheejeunestalents.com and Raphaële’s blog enrangdoignons.fr.