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Mr Michel De Matteis

Michel De Matteis


Meilleur Ouvrier de France


Lecturer - Practical Arts

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne

Teaching Subject(s)

Fine Dining Cuisine
International Cuisine
International Cuisine & Culinary Basics
Quick Service Cooking

Area(s) of Expertise

Bistronomic cuisine
Gastronomic cuisine

Short Bio

Mr Michel De Matteis is Lecturer Practical Arts at the EHL, where he teaches students the tools and techniques of the culinary arts and gastronomy. After obtaining his Certificate of Professional Aptitude, Michel has led a career in prestigious restaurants and hotels in France, Monaco and Mauritius.

In 1988, at the age of 27, he won the "Pierre Taittinger International Culinary Prize", ranking 1st out of 450 candidates from all over the world. Attention to detail will then become his Leitmotiv. In 1991, he became "Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France" in Culinary Catering, thirteen participants will have the title out of 500 registered. At that time, he worked at La Tour D'Argent, a three-star restaurant in the Michelin Guide, with one of his mentors, Manuel Martinez.

Meticulous, passionate and generous, this last title will be decisive for Michel: it brings him a state of mind that forges his character. Then begins his career as a chef, where he is honored by the national guides. Michel is many times Member of the National Jury of the contest of "Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France". In 2020, Michel De Matteis joined EHL, after spending 16 years in the prestigious "Royal Palm" Hotel in Mauritius as Executive Chef, to pass on his knowledge and share his passion for cooking.


1er Prix International " Pierre Taittinger" (1988) Un des meilleurs ouvriers de France (1991)