Chef Alexandre Mazzia was widely popular in France before his restaurant AM got its third Michelin star [in 2021]. Guest appearances on Top Chef. Being chosen to cook at the 2024 Paris Olympics. A professional career in basketball. More importantly it’s thanks to his novel ways of incorporating unusual ingredients from Marseille with African influences that had shaped his childhood in the Republic of Congo. He moved to France as a teenager to study gastronomy and went on to work in kitchens across Europe before accepting a permanent role at Le Corbusier in Marseille in 2009. In the city of sunshine, he leaned on his surroundings and his own cooking style began to formalise.