A native of the Meurthe-et-Moselle department, Jean-Luc Mengin began his career as a restaurant owner at the age of 19, after graduating from the Strasbourg hotel school.
Running the restaurant Le Château de Brabois at just 19 years of age, he built an empire of hotels and restaurants with his wife Danièle, a renowned sommelier, and his son Jean-Sébastien, a certified hotel owner.
Owner of the restaurant Le Goéland, which was awarded one star by the Michelin Guide, Jean-Luc Mengin then became a member of the prestigious circle of Maîtres Cuisiniers de France alongside Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon, among others.
Sooner an innkeeper at heart than a polished restaurant Chef, Jean-Luc Mengin opened the brasserie Les Pissenlits in 1992 – a place where regional cuisine reclaims it rightful place. He now works in the kitchen of the Cottage Nancy Hotel, as well as the kitchens of the restaurants Les Pissenlits and Vins et Tartines in Nancy.