The career of Chef Philippe Martel is not an ordinary one. Graduated from a great hospitality school in France and winner of the Competition for Best Culinary Apprentice, at the age of 17, he started his career at the Plazza Athénée (1 star Michelin) in Paris and in New York City with the famous French Chef Daniel Boulud. Then, he helped open Maxim’s in New York before back in France. After making his mark in all the great Michelin-starred restaurants of France, in 1989, Chef Philippe Martel opened his own restaurant, “La Bresche Arthur” in Brittany, which was featured for twelve years in all the French gastronomic guides. In 2003, the establishment closed. Chef Philippe Martel started his new adventure.
Ten years of cooking on the world’s great ships and on all the seas of the world. He has now been a Chef instructor for 5 years, after spending 4 years at Le Cordon Bleu Shanghai and 1 year at IDE Bangkok, he joined the IDE Hong Kong in 2024 and is very happy to teach on this magnificent profession.