Jean Imbert : to whom should he address-book of stars ?

Since winning Top Chef in 2012, Jean Imbert became the “chef of the stars”, getting to Marion Cotillard, Gérard Depardieu, or even Beyoncé and Jay-Z. But how has he been able to be in contact with all these personalities ?

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This is in 2012 when the third season of Top Chef that the general public has made the acquaintance of Jean Imbert. The cook then 31-year-old has won this edition of the prestigious culinary competition M6 in the face of Norbert Tarayre. And since, a label it sticks to the skin : that of ” chief stars . If he abhors this expression, it is difficult to deny this obvious fact. His account Instagram is full of snapshots of celebrities in the kitchens of his restaurants. Pharrell Williams – with who he has started a restaurant in Saint-Tropez – Marion Cotillard, Omar Sy, Robert De Niro, Madonna, Gerard Depardieu, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Johnny and Laeticia Hallyday, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lawrence or even Leïla Bekhti… The list is long and far from exhaustive. All really like Jean Imbert. All have been conquered by its tasty dishes.

The one which has opened to Jean Imbert its incredible network of stars

These meetings, he must, to his culinary skills, of course. So, “Madonna has succumbed to a simple slice of beet and Pharrell Williams to a Caesar salad,” reports the magazine It this Friday, July 24. But these artists are not arrived by chance in his establishments, culinary. Its impressive and prestigious address book, Jean Imbert has a decisive encounter. The one with the photographer JR, who came for lunch by chance at The Mahogany [in which the concept has evolved to become a Grandma, ed]. The current switches instantly between the two men, now friends. “He is someone who pulled me up. When I came to Top Chef, he was returning to galerie Perrotin. I could see his creative way to be all the time in motion, I wanted to be like him “, remembers with fondness Jean Imbert with our colleagues.

“The photographer, whose career is exploding presents him with his band of Kourtrajmé,” explains the magazine. Has knowledge of the personalities, such as the newly césarisé Ladj Ly, Kim Chapiron, Romain Gavras, Mathieu Kassovitz, or Vincent Cassel. And then JR, who is based in New York,” it also opens the doors of its american network “. Another friend is far in access of Jean Imbert to this parterre of stars. This is Angelo Gopee, director, Live Nation France, one of the heavy weight of the production shows, such as the recall of our colleagues. It is thanks to him that Jean Imbert has fed thousands of people during the paris version of the Lollapalooza festival, and above all, that he is responsible for the catering of the two dates of Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Stade de France. The opportunity outstanding that are the pride of the chief.