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Born from four generations of cooks who worked the furnaces and stoves of their family home in Echets, France, Christophe Marguin was destined to follow the lineage of his ancestors and become a chef. Chef Christophe began his culinary initiation among the greats of the French and English culinary worlds, and took the reins of his family restaurant in 1991, with his wife Nicole. 

A chef with innumerable accolades and distinctions, including several winnings of the first prize of Prosper Montagné and Pierre Taittinger International Prize in 1996, this emblematic chef has become a major player in the world of gastronomy in Lyon. 

Having a true passion for the capital of Gaul, Chef Christophe left his native region of Dombes in 2017 to acquire the restaurant LE PRESIDENT, located on the banks of the Rhone. Chef Christophe has also served as the Chief President of the Association of Toques Blanches Lyonnaises for many years, and was unanimously elected Chef of the Year in 1997 by his peers, such as Paul Bocuse, Pierre Orsi and Jean-Paul Lacombe. Passionate about sharing his craft with the world, he has settled in Lyon to continue writing the next chapter of Lyonnese gastronomic history.