Is a chef, two Michelin starred in 1986 at the Rouzic with the chef Michel Gautier. In 1989, he continued his training course in Toulouse at the restaurant Les Jardins de l'Opéra. In 1998, he founded his first restaurant Coté Théâtre in Perpignan, which obtained one star at the Guide Michelin in 2001. He became in 2002 the chef of the hotel-restaurant Le Saint-James in Bouliac, where he permitted the establishment to obtain its second Michelin star in 2009. Michel Portos was named "Cuisinier de l'année" in 2012 by the Gault Millau. The same year, he left the Bordeaux region and Le Saint-James to establish in Marseille, where he founded his second restaurant Le Malthazar. He founded in 2014 a second restaurant in Marseille named Le Poulpe, located at the Old Port.