Maxime Collard

Driven by an intrinsic of creativity and eager to drive his business forward, Maxime Collard has developed a culinary style that is up there with the best of them with astounding swiftness.

Chef's portrait

Passionate about cooking since his childhood days, Maxime Collard was 14 when he enrolled at Libramont Catering College.

As a young graduate, his professional career got under way at the starred 'Les Forges du Pont d’Oye' restaurant in Habay-la-Neuve, where he worked for two years.

Eager to learn and experiment, he left his native Ardennes to go and work in Flanders, where he would spend the next five years - two of which as a sous-chef - at the highly reputed De Karmeliet restaurant in Bruges (***).

"Maxime Collard is a man of considerable drive, endowed with a tireless work ethic and a deep sense of creativity. "

In 2009, aged just 25, he opened his first restaurant called 'La Table de Maxime' in Our in the Ardennes, where it took the chef just a year running his own business to convince customers and specialists alike of his culinary talents.

In 2010, 'La Table de Maxime' was awarded a star in the Michelin Guide and the young chef's reputation has not stopped waxing since.

Constantly developing his thriving business and hot on the heels of 'La Table', Maxime Collard has since opened other establishments, all of which are situated closely to the 'La Table', all imbued by his passion for local cuisine sprinkled with a contemporary sauce.

  • semptembre 2009 " Nouveau remarquable "
  • novembre 2009 " Delta de Bronze "
  • mars 2010 " 4 assiettes "
    meilleur rapport
    qualité-prix
  • juin 2010 " Coup de coeur
    de l'année 2010 "
  • novembre 2010 " Grand de demain
    pour la Wallonie "
  • novembre 2010 " Fouet d'or
    meilleur jeune talent "
  • novembre 2010 " Une étoile
    au Guide Michelin "