Chef Briffard was crowned One of the Best Craftsmen in France (Meilleur Ouvrier de France – MOF) in 1994. He was named Chef of the Year 2010 by the Pudlo guide, received 4 chef hats from the Gault&Millau restaurant guide and a Grand Prix for his book Éric Briffard Le Cinq (published by Glénat). In 2016, he was awarded the Grand Vermeil medal from the city of Paris. He is also a Knight of both the Order of Agricultural Merit and the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2018, Chef Briffard was awarded a Knight in the World Order of the Culinary Academy of France medal and the “2018 Transmission of Knowledge Chef Trophy”.
Éric Briffard has been Executive Chef and Culinary Arts Director at Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute since 2016 and Head of the Institute since 2018.