Bruno OGER

Biography


Bruno OGER

Bruno Oger was born May 9th, 1966, in Morbihan. Passionate about cooking since the age of 12, he decided to make it his future career, and vowed to work one day at a restaurant with three Michelin stars. In 1983, he obtained his CAP and his BEP of cooking at the hotel school of Dinard in Brittany. Aged 21, he had job interviews with two of the greatest French chefs on the same day: Paul Bocuse and Georges Blanc. Honoring his vow, he chose to work with Georges Blanc at his prestigious 3-star restaurant in Vonnas, Bresse.

In 1989, Georges Blanc offered to represent him and to help orchestrate the kitchens of Normandy, one of the restaurants of the Oriental Hotel Bangkok (among the most beautiful palaces in the world). This is how, aged just 23, Bruno Oger got to lead a team of 15 chefs. In 1993, he rejoined Georges Blanc as executive chef.

In 1995, he was recruited to manage the kitchens of a palace in Cannes on the Croisette. On the day of his 29th birthday, the day before the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, he inaugurated the restaurant "La Villa des Lys", a gastronomic Mecca for gourmets. In 1997, he won a first star in the Michelin Guide. Three years later, Bruno gets the score of 18/20 and is voted Best Chef of the Year by the Gault-Millau Gourmet Guide. On May 16, 2003, he received the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal, from the hands of Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Minister of Culture and Communication.
In 2005, he won a second star in the Michelin Guide.
He executed the official dinners for the 50th and 60th anniversaries of the Cannes Film Festival.

On May 16, 2009, he laid the first stone at a groundbreaking ceremony in Le Cannet, Côte d'Azur, in the enchanting setting of La Villa Notre Dame des Anges. 10 months after the inauguration, his new establishment, La Villa Archange, received 2 Michelin stars.

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