« Engraver and medal maker, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, I create and produce high end punches and dies for the striking of medals and derivatives, embossing dies, business cards and letterhead, trophies, punches for cold stamping, metal sculpture and restoration of artefacts. »– Nicolas Salagnac

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On July 28th, 2014, Benoît VIOLIER, MOF cooks in 2000 and leader of the restaurant  » Hôtel de ville  » of Crissier in Switzerland, asks me to work on the creation of a trophy and a medal for the first competition Joseph Favre ( Swiss culinary competition) for the Swiss delegation of the Culinary Academy of France.

These five trophies and these medals took time and a work of collaboration of 4 « Meilleurs Ouvriers de France » : Emmanuel Galmiche, MOF on 2004 in foundry of art; Bernard Frizza, MOF on 1997 in silversmith’s trade and responsible for the Silversmith’s trade Montibert in Lyon; Pierre Pignat, twice MOF in 1955 and 1991 in scientific and artistic glass factory; and myself.

And thanks to all the  » small hands  » for their collaboration in the finalization this beautiful project.

On Sunday, December 11th, 2016, the first prize-winner is going to lift the trophy and to wear proudly the medal of this first competition.
Congratulations to the prize-winner of this first edition.

I am very happy to have participated in this creation, thanks to all the teams of this competition, thanks to quite the people to have pursued and returned real Benoît Violier‘s idea, creator of this competition. This competition is born, and we have forcing all a thought for his creator which left.