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What is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France?

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For those outside of France, the hospitality industry, or both, the initials MOF may not ring a bell, but those three letters hold an incredible amount of significance. 



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The MOFs at EHL

EHL is home to various “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”. Here is what they have to say about this prestigious title:

The MOF title is really unique. It carries an important historical legacy and recognizes work approaching perfection. It is a true honor to receive recognition for one's peers and country. Today, I proudly represent and further with my best abilities the values of professional excellence, innovation and transmission. Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chef Christian Segui

The MOF competition and its preparation are definitely in my top lifetime memories. The hours of preparation, the stress of the competition, the recognition for all the work and commitment, have alla All has changed me forever. I have pushed myself beyond what I imagined possible and it certainly contributed in making me a better professional.
Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chef Thomas Marie

Being a MOF undeniably implies responsibility and one of my favorite may well be passing on the passion and art to the next generation. My role at EHL plays an important part in this and I am thrilled every time I see students’ eyes light up when accomplishing something they never thought they were capable of.
Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chef Fabien Pairon

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