Gilles Goujon

gillesGilles Goujon is a famous French chef and the owner of the restaurant called L’Auberge du Vieux Puits, roughly translated The Old Well Inn. In a short amount of time, he managed to get three Michelin stars, which was a huge success for him. Even though his restaurant is located in an isolated part of France, a small village called Fontjoncouse, that has approximately hindered people living there, there is an interesting story behind that.

He had a goal to become a restaurant owner before he turned 30, but he and his wife couldn’t find anything affordable. One day he received a call from a mayor of Fontjoncouse, offering him an Inn, whose third tenant just left. The mayor needed a tourist attraction, which will draw a large number of visitors. Goujon bought an Inn for 34,000 euros, but for five years they didn’t have success until he entered a professional cooking competition and won. That got him the marketing he needed.