[Luxus Magazine] Anticonformist, altruist and ultra-talented: Thierry Marx, the multi-hatted chef

He is one of the most renowned chefs in the world. Known to the general public through his time as a judge on Top Chef, Thierry Marx is not just a chef of exceptional restaurants. Over the decades, this gastronomic craftsman has built up a veritable empire, and has no hesitation in using his fame to defend his peers and French cuisine.


Tonight, Luxus Magazine invites you to its exclusive event ‘L’art de recevoir’ at the Pavillon Elysée Té. The cocktail reception, hosted by Thierry Marx, will celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Luxus Magazine alongside our partners and inspirational speakers.



From adolescence to housing estates…


Nothing predestined Thierry Marx for such success. Born in the Ménilmontant neighbourhood in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, to a father who worked in the building trade and a mother who worked in a laboratory, little Marx grew up in the 1960s. He enjoyed going to the bakery run by Bernard Ganachaud, the inventor of the Gana baguette, who introduced him to the taste of bread. During his school years, Thierry Marx moved to a council housing estate in Champigny-sur-Marne. In this new environment, the schoolboy developed a rebellious attitude and dropped out of school. Despite a poor academic record, the rigour of judo pushed him to persevere all the way to the lycée pro where he studied general mechanics, but not the hotel school he wanted to join at the time.


This was followed by a series of odd jobs and the army, with which he left for Lebanon as a paratrooper. Once back in France, Thierry Marx resumed his studies, gaining a CAP in pastry-making and chocolate-glazing, a BEPC and, in revenge for his life, a general baccalaureate.


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Pauline Duvieu
Fashion, hotels, gastronomy, jewelry, beauty, design... Pauline Duvieu is a journalist specializing in luxury and the art of living. Passionate about the high-end spheres that arouse emotion, she loves to describe the creations of the houses and tell the stories of the talents she meets.

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