Le Genépi 258 rue Park City 73120 COURCHEVEL 1850 +33 (0)4 79 08 08 63

Chefof The Genépi

Traditional French cuisine, tasty, family cooking, local products.

Chef and owner of Le Genépi since its creation in 1994

Thierry MUGNIER, the native of Courchevel

His roots: Thierry Mugnier, the only Chef born in those rustic mountains of today’s exceptional area of Les Trois Vallées and the prestigious ski resort of Courchevel, is feasting every winter season a local and foreign customers who come back to Le Genépi for its authentic gastronomy.

His Cuisine: Totally French, classic and generous cuisine prepared with the best selected products and a professionalism crowned by the title of Maître Restaurateur.
All the dishes are elaborated on the spot: lamb shank cooked in four hours, confit duck with boletus, old-fashioned pot-au-feu….He cooks his own foie gras and smoke salmon and puts emphasis on noble fishes : wild seabass, fresh St Jacques scallops, lobster.

As a pure Savoyard, he offers à La Carte some dishes from his area, as le farçon, (potatoe cake with candied fruits) le tartare d’omble Chevalier (local fish from Lac Leman), crozets risotto (local pasta in risotto way), poire pochée à la Mondeuse (pear poched in a typical red wine from Savoie) or le biscuit de Savoie (a sort of sponge cake with custard).
And of course, for the hardcore, the famous fondue Savoyarde (cheese specialty) prepared with the family Mugnier Beaufort cheese produced from several generations in the Courchevel pastures.


My professional journey

Native of Courchevel, grandson of peasants who raised cows and son of a ski teacher, I decided when I was young to choose the profession of cook.

After a Tour de France which drove me to the most important French Maisons:
Le Martinez***** in Cannes, L’hôtel du Palais*****in Biarritz, Le Byblos***** in Courchevel and St Tropez, I went to Paris to join Mr Claude Peyrot from Le Vivarois ***Michelin who taught me the art and simplicity of the right taste and the respect of the products.
In 1994, with Cécile, we embarked on the adventure of Le Genépi Restaurant.

Experience abroad

1998 Russie/Moscow:
I had the honor of participating to a festival of French Cuisine in Moscow for one month in Monolith Club.
2006 & 2009 Vénézuela/Caracas:
Cooking lessons in the Escuela Collectania in Caracas. Gala meal and private diner (Kartell Cie).
2010 Great Britain/London:
Week-end for the London Ski Show



Le Genépi, An authentic gastronomy