“Every morning, on my bike, I ride along the canal or approach the lake, I collect, I pick, I smell. I am inspired because nature is for me, since very small, anchored in my kitchen (dad cooked nettles and ground hazelnuts and mom the vegetables). Here, nature has unique medicinal virtues. And I want a cuisine that is good for the palate but also good for the senses, I want to inject well-being into our creations."
Fanny Rey is a French chef and known as a finalist for season 2 of Top Chef on M6 in 2013.
Passionate and creative, Fanny Rey does not back down from any challenge. For her, cooking is a story of commitment that requires rigor and perfection.
The Auberge de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence restaurant, of which she is chef, has been starred in the Michelin Guide since 2017. This makes Fanny Rey one of the few starred female chefs in France.
She began her career with Nicolas Le Bec at the Fermes de Marie in Megève and worked with Michel Roth at the Ritz in Paris then at the Oustau de Baumanière in Baux-de-Provence. It was there that she met her husband, Jonathan Wahid, pastry chef and French dessert champion in 2005.
In 2011, she participated in season 2 of Top Chef on M6, where she finished as a finalist against Stéphanie Le Quellec.
In 2012 she opened her own restaurant by taking over the Auberge de la Reine Jeanne in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence with Jonathan Wahid. The restaurant is renamed Auberge de Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.