Revelations: Christophe Marleix, executive head chef, Folie, London

27 December 2019
Revelations: Christophe Marleix, executive head chef, Folie, London

Christophe Marleix, executive head chef, Folie, Soho, London

What was your best subject at school?


What was your first job?

A summer job as a kitchen porter to pay for my school studies

What do you normally have for breakfast?

Espresso and fresh juice

What do you do to relax?

Spend time with my wife and son

What's your favourite hotel?

Cour des Loges in Lyon

What is your favourite drink?

An Old Fashioned

What is your favourite cuisine?

French Riviera or Mediterranean

How would you describe your desk?

Covered with notes and books, as well as a printer and a coffee machine

Which person in catering have you most admired?

Philippe Marc at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris

Which person gave you the greatest inspiration?

Alain Ducasse

Cast away on a desert island, what luxury would you take?

My family

If you had not gone into catering, where do you think you would be now?

A designer

Describe your ultimate nightmare?

The kitchen printer not working!

When and where was your last holiday?

Almost a year ago, skiing in the Alps

What irritates you most about the industry?

The jealousy

When did you last eat a hamburger?

Two months ago, at home

Who would play "you" in a film about your life?

Robert De Niro

What's your favourite book?

The Whole Fish by Josh Niland

Who would be in your "fantasy" brigade?

Anybody! As long as they have a great mentality

If you had more time, what would you do?

Open a food truck

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