Determined and driven to shape himself after the best, Axel Manes made his first appearance in Comme chez Soi, Brussels; a restaurant which held three Michelin Stars at the time. Following this he took off on a gastronomic tour of France, improving and perfecting his knowledge.
Under Nicolas Le Bec, Axel Manes had years of constant hard work without relent, but those years were the key to his success. From then on every move he made was precise, his orders were given with passion, creativity and determination. At only twenty years old, Manes had worked to perfect his skills, all the while bearing huge responsibilities for his age. At la Cour des Loges, then at the restaurant of Nicolas Le Bec, where he became Executive Chef and was awarded two Michelin Stars. After three years long, tireless, Gastronomic marathon, le Bec spoke with Joel Robuchon to recommend Manes for the position of second of the kitchen.
Joel Robuchon and Axel Manes have been working together since 2005, since then he has been trusted to direct l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Saint Germain. The award winning collaboration has resulted in Axel Manes realising an exceptional menu, in a relaxed atmosphere, that has made Saint Germain, synonymous with excellence, and a stop on every gastronomic map.