Royal Mansour Marrakech has announced the appointment of Michelin-acclaimed Chef Hélène Darroze. The chef will take the reins from Yannick Alléno on the culinary direction for two of the hotel’s restaurants this spring: La Grande Table Marocaine and La Table – a move which marks her first foray outside of Europe.

As a fourth-generation cook from a Basque-Landais family, Darroze’s work draws on her deep ties to France and London. The chef’s new menus will debut later this year, set to reflect her passion and respect for the terrier and culture of the hotel’s location.

The Michelin-acclaimed chef has six Stars to her name. In February 2021, she received two Stars for her restaurant Marsan by Hélène Darroze in Paris and three in London for Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, while in 2022 she obtained a Star for her work at Villa La Coste. Hélène is also the head of Jòia by Hélène Darroze, a bistronomic restaurant created in 2018, and Jòia Bun, which opened its doors in March 2023 to offer gourmet burgers and street food.

The chef’s move to Royal Mansour Marrakech will see La Grande Table Marocaine and La Table continue to run alongside the property’s Italian restaurant, Sesamo, and Le Jardin, an al-fresco dining option that fuses Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.