Chef Founder Gilles Marx was raised in the countryside of Alsace France and has always been attracted to the culinary world. He grew up with fresh and natural farm products and this inspired him to explore the world of gastronomy. He has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Alsace, Lyon, Burgundy and Paris, as well as restaurants in Australia and South East Asia. With over 30-years of experience, he shares his passion for French cuisine and lifestyle in Jakarta’s AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant.
As a successful entrepreneur Chef Marx operates the company’s flagship AMUZ, but also; APREZ Catering for small to medium-sized functions, Artoz Bar and Lounge (with Jakarta’s largest collection of whisky, cognac and cigars) and Aprez Cafés situated in luxury residential complexes.
Distinguished with the title of Sir, Chevalier (Knight) de L’Odre du Merite Agricole by the French Ministry of Food & Agriculture, in January 2013, for services rendered to the Nation of France in promoting the Excellence of French Gastronomy & Produces & the World Intangible Cultural Heritage of French Multi Course Gastronomic Meal.
Distinguished with the title of Maitre Cuisinier de France (Master Chef of France) by the organization in January 2018, for his work in maintaining & promoting the French Culinary Art, encouraging the learning of cooking & professional development.
2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards, Global Winer for; Best Head Chef.
Chef Founder Gilles Marx work philosophy:
Respect the Customer, Respect the Staff & Respect the Produce