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.
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 (***).
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 "
" 4 assiettes "
" Coup de coeur
de l'année 2010 "
" Grand de demain
pour la Wallonie "
" Fouet d'or
meilleur jeune talent "
" Une étoile
au Guide Michelin "