2023 MAF Ile-de-France Finale Départementale and Régionale of Arts de la Table et du Service
Congratulations to Justine, Max-Anton, Justin et Alexis for their gold medal. The next stage will be in October for the 2023 MAF Finale Nationale of Arts de la Table et du Service. Delighted to have been part of the 2023 MAF Ile-de-France Finale Départementale and Régionale of Arts de la Table et du Service jury.
Les Étoiles du Service 2023
April 15th 2023
Congratulations to the duo Mathéo Fontaine for the table service and Nicolas Wallon for the cuisine that won the 1st edition of Les Étoiles du Service. They are both students in Terminale Bac Pro at the Lycée Albert de Mun in Paris.Very happy to have been part of the Jury of this competition created by the EHTP.
Bike to Care 2023 Bordeaux
April 8th 2023
Bike to Care is a charity event with the goal to raise funds for associations in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. Born in Bourgogne, this year for its second edition it will take place in Bordeaux with teams from France, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, Belgium and China. Each team has selected their charity that will benefit from this united effort. France will support the Jean-Claude Vrinat Association.
Charity dinner in support of Jean-Claude Vrinat Association
April 6th 2023
As part of the Bike to Care charity event created by Pierre-Henry Gagey (Maison Louis Jadot), an exceptional charity dinner was organized at La Halle aux Grains (Bourse du Commerce in Paris) by Véronique Sanders (Château Haut-Bailly) and Thomas Duroux (Château Palmer). An extraordinary mobilization and generosity of great Burgundy and Bordeaux winemakers who offered rare wines served during a dinner prepared by Chef Michel Bras and his team. [video width="720" height="720" mp4="https://cms.associationjcv.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/CA767866-BB19-4DAA-B724-E0758A6EB6DF-1.mp4"][/video]
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The Taillevent restaurant was created in 1946 by André Vrinat. His son, Jean-Claude, succeeded him and positioned the restaurant among the most renowned Parisian restaurants, receiving International awards from the most prestigious food critics. A reference in the culinary domain, Taillevent also became a model of French elegance with their luxurious private Hotel located close to the Champs-Élysées. In the constant search for excellence, Jean-Claude Vrinat always made sure that the Table Service was the highlight of a great meal. Whilst an entrepreneur and not a cook, he was and will remain an emblematic figure of French cuisine.
After managing the family company, first besides her father, then after his death until 2011, Valérie Vrinat wished to carry on promoting careers in table service by creating an adhoc association. She worked on this project with Jean-Marie Ancher, who spent his whole professional career (43 years) working at the Taillevent restaurant.
The Jean-Claude Vrinat Association was finally created in January 2019 to promote careers in the hospitality sector.
Valérie Vrinat is the daughter of Jean-Claude Vrinat.
Within the family organisation, she was the director of the Caves Taillevent before joining her father within the Group. Following her father’s death in 2008, she became Head of the Group. She remained in this position until 2011, when the group was acquired by the Gardinier family. Valérie Vrinat is the current president of the Association.
“A successful meal, no matter where, is an occasion during which service should be available, smiling and caring. To serve is giving to receive”
Jean-Marie Ancher started to work at the Taillevent in 1975 as a kitchen assistant and left the Group 43 years later. During his time at the Taillevent, he took on several positions from kitchen assistant up to the role of director in 2008. He is now focusing on teaching.
“Serving a client is to anticipate their wishes and pay attention to their every need. I love this job which gave me everything and where I learnt so much.”
President of the Association
Vice President of the Association
Wine maker at Le Clos des Fées – Winner Coupe Georges Baptiste 1979 and 1986
Former director of the Laurent restaurant in Paris – Best French sommelier in 1978
President of the MOF salle – Former director of the Lasserre restaurant in Paris
Head of the Cheval Blanc restaurant – Paris
Paris Senator – Founder of Club de la Table Française
Consultant, professor at Lycée des métiers de l’hôtellerie et de la restauration François Rabelais à Dugny (93), organiser of the MAF Arts de la Table et du Service.
Director of the Sources de Cheverny restaurant – Trophée du Maître d’Hôtel 2021
Director of Bertrand Restauration and Groupe Flo
Managing and operations director of Rostang Père & Filles à Paris
Associate director of l’École Hôtelière de Paris – CFA Médéric