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Philippe Sonou Biography – Philippe Sonou Wiki
Philippe Sonou is a London-based private chef originally from Paris France. He is a contestant on MasterChef, The Professionals 2023.
The 33-year-old chef has worked in both Michelin-starred and local bistro-style restaurants in his home city Paris, prior to his relocation to London in 2021 to expand his culinary journey.
Philippe trained at Médéric, Ecole Hôtelière de Paris. He worked in many restaurants across Paris including the Michelin star kitchen of Thierry Marx at Restaurant Camelia in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, then at Moncoeur Belleville. He moved to London in 2021, where he now works as a private chef. According to his website, he has 14 years of experience as a professional chef in France.
From an early age, the chef has stated that he became interested in the art of cooking through observing his mother cook. He often tasted ingredients and spices at each stage of his mother’s cooking.
His array of cooking stems from a love for both French and African cuisine.
Philippe Sonou Age
The MasterChef contestant is 33 years old. He was born and raised in Paris, France. He currently resides in London.
Philippe Sonou MasterChef: The Professionals
Amongst other professional contestants, Sonou is a contestant on MasterChef The Professionals 2023.
According to his bio on BBC, he said, “I wanted to compete in MasterChef: The Professionals to show my talents to the UK. I believe I have a simplicity and purity in my cooking technique that will be beneficial to my competition.” He continued, “I think I can do well. I certainly hope so!”
He described his style of cooking as being passionate about creating new dishes, experimenting with new flavors and combinations, and exploring the endless possibilities of African, French, and international cuisine.
Philippe Sonou Parents
The 2023 MasterChef: The Professionals contestant was born in Paris to Beninese parents. His mother was born in Benin and went to France when she was only 20 years old. His mother greatly impacted his style and choice of cooking as he grew up watching her cook.
Philippe Sonou Ethnicity
Chef Sonou is of black ethnicity. His parents are originally from Benin.
Philippe Sonou Nationality
He has both French and Beninese nationalities.