They are the “Top Chefs” of escape.
Two inmates from the Moulins-Yzeure (Allier) prison escaped on their way back from a culinary competition on Saturday afternoon, we learned from the Roanne (Loire) prosecutor's office.
The two men were returning from the final exams of a competition organized at the Paul Bocuse Institute in Ecully (Rhône), when they left company with their companions from the Penitentiary Integration and Probation Service (Spip) in the town of Néronde (Loire).
Presented as "two common law delinquents, aged in their twenties and released in 2022 and 2023", they "took advantage of a stop at the toilets on the Loire motorway area, on the edge of the river. 'A89, to flee in a car stolen on the spot,' said Abdelkrim Grini, the public prosecutor of Roanne, confirming information from the regional daily Le Progrès.
Finalists of the inter-prison culinary challenge
The two men benefited from an exit permit from the sentencing judge of Moulins who follows them as part of the preparation for their professional reintegration, the same source specifies.
They were, along with inmates from the Riom penitentiary center (Puy-de-Dôme), and the remand centers of Puy-en-Velay (Haute-Loire) and Bonneville (Haute-Savoie), of the finalists of the challenge. inter-prison culinary program launched by the Michelin-starred chef from Marseille, Michel Portos. This competition aims to encourage participants to continue their professional integration journey in prison, by preparing for the professional title of catering agent.