400 people, gathered around the same table on September 14, in a place as beautiful as it is improbable: the seawall off Marseille.



On September 14chef Michel PORTOS, owner of the restaurant Les Jardins du Cloîtrewith Le Cloître Apprentis d'Auteuil in coproduction with Provence Tourisme, with the participation of Disciples d'Escoffier, and the CFA Corot organize Le Grand Banquet de la Digue du Large in Marseille, to offer an extraordinary dinner along a table bringing together 400 guests.

The banquet will welcome 100 volunteers from local associations, an opportunity to thank them for their daily commitment.


Discover the new face of the digue du Large 

Closed to the public for almost 20 years, the digue du Large has been restored this spring by the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille (GPMM) as a place for locals to celebrate and share. This 7-km coastal promenade offers a spectacular panorama of the sea to the north of the city, between the Vieux-Port and l'Estaque.

ACCESS: To get there, the only shuttle will leave at 7pm from La Samaritaine, 2 quai du Port 13003 MARSEILLE.


A tribute to local volunteers

This banquet is an opportunity to highlight thetremendous and indispensable work of volunteers in the voluntary sector.

Whether they're involved in food aid, social work, sport, health or culture, they all do a remarkable job, and this banquet is an opportunity to celebrate their commitment.


A menu designed by renowned chefs

Michel PORTOStwo-starred chef, Gault et Millau Chef of the Year 2012 and owner of the Jardins du Cloître. Jérémie FENNETEAUXchef of the restaurant Les Jardins du Cloître. The Disciples d'Escoffier who contribute to the influence of gastronomy throughout the world.

They imagined an eco-friendly menu in the spirit of regenerative cuisine that respects living beings.


An exceptional evening to forge social links between the people of Marseilles

An unlikely location for a timeless event. Le banquet de la digue will allow 400 guests to share an exceptional evening in an extraordinary setting the sea wall off the port of Marseille.

The event's entertainment, logistics, security and technical aspects will be orchestrated by Provence Tourisme.

Culinary creation, preparation and service will be provided by Les Jardins du Cloître, with the participation of Michel PORTOS, Jérémie FENNETEAUX, CFA Corot and Disciples d'Escoffier.


An incredible opportunity for apprentices

At this event, teams ofapprentice cooks and apprentice waiters in training at the restaurant Les Jardins du Cloître and at CFA Corot Formation will help prepare and serve the banquet.

Guided by our top chefs in the kitchen, they will practice in an unusual but highly instructive context: preparing, transporting and serving nearly 400 covers outdoors in an unlikely location.

An unforgettable experience rich of encounters that will enhance their career path and help them realize their professional project.