Christophe began training in traditional French cooking aged 14, working in a Michelin-starred restaurant in La Rochelle. Over the following years his career flourished, working with famous chefs in French restaurants and chateaux, then travelling the world as a private chef to Russian oligarchs and Hollywood superstars. Christophe eventually settled in Bath and decided to open his own French brasserie (Le Petit Cochon). He later decided to launch a Bistro Ma Cuisine in May 2012.
Brigitte left home in Rheims at 16 with a love of good food, great ingredients and generous entertaining. Her mother's parting words were "I didn't have time to teach you how to cook so you're either going to have to learn quickly or marry a chef!" She chose the easier route. Brigitte now splits her time between running the business and enthusiastically performing the task of official taster. Favourite regional dish: La Potee Champenoise. "It's a slow cooked stew of smoked sausages, salt pork, ham hock, smoked pork, carrot, cabbage, potato. And it's to die for!"
Fred is also a native of La Rochelle. As well as French food he has a passion for Spanish cuisine having run restaurants and lived there for many years. He has cooked some of his favourite dishes during our fortnightly supper clubs.