A few hours after the death of chef Antoine Alléno, a press release written by the family was unveiled. His father, Yannick, also spoke on his Instagram account.
The world of gastronomy has been in mourning since Monday, May 9. The son of starred chef Yannick Alléno, Antoine, died at the age of 24, after a road accident, which occurred on Sunday May 8. According to the latest information, the young cook was stopped at a red light on his scooter before being hit by a driver who fled in a stolen vehicle. Two other people were injured as a result of this accident, including the woman who accompanied Antoine Alléno.
The driver was finally arrested a few minutes after the accident, as he fled on foot. According to Le Figaro, the perpetrator was wanted for a prison sentence to be served. When this terrible news was announced, many colleagues from the Alléno family lent their support to the relatives of the victim: this was the case of Michel Sarran or Mohamed Cheikh, winner of Top chef season 12.
The Alléno family breaks the silence with a press release
This Monday, May 9, the Alléno family spoke through a press release sent to various French media. “It is with deep sadness that chef Yannick Alléno, his mother Isabelle, his brother Thomas, his family, as well as the teams of the Yannick Alléno Group inform you of the death of their son, brother, colleague and friend, Antoine“can we read on this press release relayed by France News.
“Promising and talented, Antoine belonged to this new generation of cooks, determined to revolutionize the French gastronomic landscape.“, underlines the press release. The Alléno family and their loved ones say “sensitive to the benevolence and understanding of all, while respecting their privacy”.
Chef Yannick Alléno speaks on Instagram
This Tuesday, May 10, in the morning, Yannick Alléno broke the silence, with a moving image published on his Instagram account. You can see the front of the restaurant Burger Father and & Son, with many bouquets of flowers, placed to honor the memory of the young man. In legend, Yannick Alléno addresses his boy: “Look at Antoine, everyone is thinking of you!!!!”.
Following this publication, once again, the reactions and condolences were numerous. Antoine Alléno was at the head of the restaurant Father and Son Burger located in Parislaunched in 2021 with his father Yannick.