In addition to the star selection, this year is also marked by the Guide's desire to shine the spotlight on chefs who are embracing more sustainable gastronomy, by highlighting their initiatives and facilitating their identification through the creation of a new pictogram.
The MICHELIN Guide is a megaphone and its mission is to make the most talented chefs visible to the general public. Plate, Bib Gourmand or Star, the 3,435 restaurants included in the MICHELIN Guide France 2020 are run by chefs with undeniable know-how. For a long time, Michelin’s inspectors were only able to share some of the information captured and verified during their table tests. Today, the Guide continues its mission and is helping promote the chefs who have taken responsibility by preserving resources and embracing biodiversity, reducing food waste and reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy.
This year, the MICHELIN Guide presents the first Michelin pictogram which highlights chefs committed to preserving the environment. Available to chefs whose establishment is awarded a Plate, Bib Gourmand, 1, 2 or 3 stars, this symbol completes these distinctions and highlights their courage and ingenuity in the daily practice of their profession, and therefore allows diners to better identify the restaurants which suit their needs.
The sustainable initiatives of the first chefs with this distinction will be detailed and highlighted on the various platforms of the MICHELIN Guide throughout the year, through the creation of various content.
The ambition of our approach is to amplify the scope of the good and ingenious practices of chefs by putting them in the spotlight. The ideas, methods and know-how developed by these chefs will thus help raise awareness of an entire sector to its customers and the general population.