He is the third French chef in the history of French gastronomy to win the prize! After Michel Guérard in 1974, and Alain Ducasse in 2001, Mory Sacko, thirty-one years old, made the front page of the prestigious American weekly “Time”. And joins the list of the hundred most influential personalities of the year. A consecration for this young man in a hurry, who, as those who nominated him pointed out, “offers a completely new face to French gastronomy”.
Mory Sacko is the journey of a gifted child. Coming from a family of nine children, the young man of Malian origin grew up in the Parisian suburbs, between his television screen, his mangas, and his mother’s family cooking. As a result, at 14, the kid moved towards a BEP in cooking, before being trained in Thierry Marx’s brigade, and shining in season 11 of Top chef (broadcast on M6). In 2020, he opened his first restaurant, Mosuke, in Paris (14th century) with Afro-Japanese influences which rightly won its first Michelin star, four months after its opening. For two years, he has hosted “Cuisine Ouvert” on France 3, a show in which he invites personalities to his table, and is preparing to open a new place, “Lafayette’s”, at the end of October.
Recommended by the actor Omar Sy who signed his portrait in the American magazine, the young man with 279,000 “followers” on Instagram has not yet got a big head. He would have something though. Some examples ? He cooked for Emmanuel Macron during a recent France-Africa summit, received stars Timothée Chalamet and Forest Whitaker in his restaurant, posed for a global Ralph Lauren campaign with his wife and two of his brothers, and created a pop-up restaurant for Vuitton in St Tropez… All that and barely thirty-one years old! On his Insta account, under his front page reel, a few frankly modest words: “Frankly, this is the kind of thing that only happens once in a lifetime (and then again…)” (followed by an emoji “ dying of laughter”). The chef joins a very prestigious list. That of the French honored by this influential title. The last Frenchman to have done this cover is none other than… Kylian M’Bappé. Clearly, “Time” has a nose.