Marc Bidoyet was born in Paris in 1972. His father was of Martinique and Indian origins, while his mother comes from Normandy in the north of France.
He grew up living with his mother in Mantes-la-Ville, and Marc’s passion for refinement undoubtedly stems from his mother who is herself a creative and elegant business woman. At the age of 15, Marc commenced his professional ‘services’ training at Le Breuil – a professional high school in Mantes-la-Ville.
Two years later he enrolled at the Centre de Formation des Apprentis (CFA) in Mont Saint Aignan in Basse-Normandie undertaking specialised studies in gastronomic cuisine, including a two year internship working at the Hotel Mercure du Champs de Mars in Rouen.
Marc’s father was clearly a major source of inspiration for him, and significantly shaped both his educational path and career choices with regard to gastronomy. His father owned the famous Cabaret Restaurant Le Tamarin in Paris which was very popular through the 1970’s and 80’s – Marc spent much of his time in the kitchens of Le Tamarin when visiting with his father.
During the 1990’s Marc undertook a series of specialised training placements with well-known and highly respected gastronomic establishments to build on his Vocational Training Certificate in the service and culinary fields. He worked in restaurants such as Les Prés d’Eugénie with Chef Michel Guerard in Eugénie-Les-Bains (3 Michelin stars), and the Japanese gastronomic restaurant, NOBU in London (1 Michelin star).
While this training greatly enhanced Marc’s culinary skills, the unique and intuitive fusion cuisine he creates at Les Jardins d’Harmonie draws on his Martinique, Indian and Normandy roots, and is the result of 14 years of personal culinary growth and experimentation.