Premiere of “The Hundred-Foot Journey”

Les Recettes du bonheur

Some thirty MICHELIN-starred chefs walked the red carpet for the Paris premiere of “The Hundred-Foot Journey”, a new film produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

A constellation of multi-starred chefs on the red carpet in Paris


Alain Ducasse (Le Meurice, three stars), Joël Robuchon (L’Atelier, two stars), Guy Savoy (Guy Savoy, three stars), Arnaud Lallement (l’Assiette Champenoise, three stars), Stéphanie Le Quellec (La Scène, one star), Akrame Benallal (Akrame, two stars), Virginie Basselot (Saint James, one star), Gérald Passedat (Le Petit Nice, three stars) and a number of France’s other top chefs accepted Jean-Dominique Senard’s invitation to attend the screening of “The Hundred-Foot Journey”.The American super-production, which paints an accurate and humoristic picture of French gastronomy and the world of MICHELIN-starred restaurants, has already won over US audiences, ranking fourth at the American box office two weeks after its release.

The MICHELIN guide is the global benchmark for filmmakers

In producing this movie, Steven Spielberg pays homage to French culture, cuisine and values. More importantly, he demonstrates once again that MICHELIN is the absolute reference for French and international gastronomy. Mr. Spielberg went so far as to ask MICHELIN Guides International Director Michael Ellis to attend the New York premiere as his guest, alongside the entire cast, so he could explain the MICHELIN Guide’s methodology to the audience.

We are very honored that a great director like Steven Spielberg has produced a movie about a young chef who arrives in France and dreams of obtaining a star in the MICHELIN Guide.The storyline illustrates just how much the more than 100-year-old MICHELIN Guide helps uncover and recognize the talent of chefs who have contributed to French gastronomy and made it so celebrated around the world.

Claire Dorland-Clauzel - Senior Vice President Communication and Brands