On Wednesday 24 June 2020, M6 broadcasts a documentary unprecedented on Philippe Etchebest. Though many know him as the juror of Top Chef and the man who bangs their fist into a Nightmare in the kitchen, very few know who he really is. While waiting to learn more about the child he was or his life journey, Purepeople.com offers you to discover rare images of Philippe Etchebest… with hair !
In 1990, while he officiated as second to the Clos Longchamps, the restaurant of the hotel Méridien in Paris, the young chef at the time 24-year-old made his first appearance on television. In the Tv show Caroline on France 3, Philippe Etchebest was a recipe for grilled king prawns, vegetables and sauce to the ginger. Formally recognizable, the acolyte of Hélène Darroze, Michel Sarran, and Paul Pairet in Top Chef had, however, a noticeable difference compared to today : thirty years ago, he had hair under his chef’s hat !
Six years after that first appearance on television, Philippe Etchebest was involved in The Cuisine of the Musketeers, the cooking program of the famous Maïté broadcast on France 3. The video of his meeting with the conservator is not available, but the photos from these moments have been captured. We see the one who is now MOF (Best Worker of France) with a cut very short, shaved, and eyeglasses frame rounded and slightly thick on the nose.
Philippe Etchebest, a hard heart soft
A look that it has since abandoned ! Today, and since a few years already, the head michelin-starred is the play ball to zero and maxi beard, which gives him an air very severe. But behind this hard side, Philippe Etchebest is a great tender. This is what the viewers of M6 will be able to discover in the documentary is dedicated to him. His childhood, his work… Everything will pass, or almost. With our colleagues from Télé Loisirs, the chief said that if his parents will speak at the antenna, this will not be the case of his wife Dominique and their son Louis Oscar. “I don’t like too show my family. You see, my wife does not intervene, it does not see my son, I refuse. I don’t want any of these things. My parents don’t say much, my father this is not a big talker”, has he warned, discreet.
To seeing you at 22.55 on the M6, after the episode of ramsay’s kitchen nightmares, in order to follow the documentary, Philippe Etchebest, the fate of a chef out of the ordinary.