At the age of 85, after losing everything, what has become of the iconic French television chef Maïté

After losing everything, she now resides in her family farm.

This famous host of gastronomic programs made her first appearance on the big screen in 1983. Marie-Thérèse Ordonnez was a major figure in French cuisine.

By turning her vocation into a profession, Maïté realized her dream. She traded her job as an announcer for the SNCF (French railway company) for an apron.

Maïté’s celebrity status skyrocketed in 1990.

It all began in 1983 when she met director Patrick Bellotto, who was invited to film a documentary about a group of rugby players for whom the future host was responsible for preparing meals.

At the age of 85, after losing everything, what has become of the iconic French television chef Maïté

 

Alongsie presenter Michelle Banze-Lawton, from 1983 to 1997, she hosted the popular cooking show “La cuisine des mousquetaires” (The Musketeers’ Cuisine).

She then showcased her talent on the program “À table” (At the Table), and for many years, she hosted shows on Sud Radio.

In parallel with her media career, Maïté ventured into the restaurant business.

Her shows were filmed in Maïté’s restaurant. She later published recipe books, filmed documentaries, and acted in fiction films.

At the age of 85, after losing everything, what has become of the iconic French television chef Maïté

However, Mrs. Ordonnez’s life took a turn in 2013. She lost her reason for being when her only and beloved child passed away from cancer.

After her son’s death, the closure of her business (in 2015), and finally, the loss of her husband (in 2020), she went to live far away from everyone, and only her close family knows exactly where she lives.

Some media outlets have reported that she returned to live in her family farm in the Landes region.

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At the age of 85, after losing everything, what has become of the iconic French television chef Maïté
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