Top 10 Chefs OF The World
For anyone whose minds and hearts are mostly dominated by your stomachs, a delicious and satisfying dish could lighten up even the darkest of days in just a flick. The obsession in the food is observed to be much more evident in today’s times having all of the recipe books, tv cooking shows as well as the cooking sites. And how could you forget about all those big figures which inspire how we prepare food, eat and even think? That’s right, the chefs! Chefs are the people driving the craze of food and unquestionably they dominate the culinary world.
Foods from all over the world are happiness and produced by the craftiest hand of the greatest chefs from all over the globe, they’re simply ecstasy. But of course, we need to give the credit to all the culinary chefs who prepare the dishes that offer culinary orgasms to people all over the world. Never forget to thank the chef. Listed here are the ten best chefs from around the globe who satisfy your tummies with foods and rarely get appreciated for this. They’re the most influential as well as the best chefs of all time that have dominated and still dominates the culinary world, providing a terrific sense of taste for all. Take a look.
10. Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain is an American chef as well as an executive chief cook of Brasserie Les Halles in New York. Bourdain began twenty years back being a dishwasher and become a line cook after, then a sous chef and lastly a chef. He’s a writer of both fiction and non-fiction books. Anthony has got his very own technique of celebrating food, and he enjoys testing them. The author of the book “Kitchen confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly”, this particular guy really has an adoration for food. Coming from organizing cooking shows to owning his own blog- he’s discovered every single milestone food might ever achieve and thus he’s among the best on earth.
9. Paul Bocuse
Paul Bocuse is named the “Father of Culinary Art” in France. He’d been a cooking icon for several years. Bocuse was an ambassador of contemporary French cuisine and he was one of the best chefs to be affiliated with Nouvelle Cuisine, which isn’t a lavish cuisine as opposed to the traditional cuisine, as it provides value to fresh good quality ingredients. He wasn’t only the king of culinary but also a king-maker as he properly trained his students to be top chefs all over the world. Having the Chef of the Century and Leadership awards beautifying his name, this superstar will best be recalled by the cuisine he served as well as the palette that savor the tastes until now.
8. Charlie Trotter
Charlie Trotter, an American chef from Chicago, is the founding father of the popular cooking program, “The MasterChef”. He’s a restaurateur, a tv star as well as an author. In spite of getting a college degree in Political Science, he discovered a love for food. Having fourteen recipe books and three management books he’s among the most recognized writers who definitely are chefs. Affiliated with Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Organization, this guy thinks that food isn’t just passion, it’s love – and everybody is worthy of it.
7. Emeril Lagasse
Emeril Lagasse is a French-Portuguese-American restaurateur and he’s the chef-owner of numerous renowned restaurants around the U.S. He, also as an author, a tv star, and percussionist is known as the Multi-tasker. All his restaurants are the highest rated in the culinary world. This multitasked has become an awardee of the James Beard award and he is recognized for his Creole and Cajun Cooking technique. And who says chefs are not paid well? Emeril Lagasse’s food makes around $150 million annually. That’s really big for chefs, isn’t it?
6. Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller is an American chef, a recipe book writer as well as a restaurateur. Keller obtained no formal culinary training in any school. The popularity he achieved as well as the knowledge he acquired pertaining to food was by doing work in numerous restaurants. He’s the one who owns the French Laundry in Napa Valley and he gained the award for the ‘Best Californian Chef’ in 1997 for his excellent work as being a chef. Being granted a 3-star rating for his particular restaurants Perse and French Laundry around the inaugural Michelin Guide for New York, he has only grown to impress the taste buds of more people each year. You might like to get one of his recipe books.
5. Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor is an Indian chef as well as a businessman. He’s also a recipe book writer, a restaurant specialist as well as a tv host. Sanjeev is among the most famous Indian chefs, and he has created tv programs such as “Khana Khazana”, which can be regarded as the longest cooking running shows in Asia. He has started a Food Channel in HD in 2011, that was only centered on food. Singapore Airlines have hired him as part of its International Culinary Panel. Just lately, he became the judge in the cooking competitive show “MasterChef Season 3”.
4. Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White, a British star chef, restaurateur as well as a tv figure makes his greatest contribution to modern International cuisine and considered to be the Godfather of contemporary cuisine. He was named as the 1st celebrity chef. White made a picture by being the youngest to get three Michelin stars at the time he was 33. He became a judge on the popular cooking competition show, “The Master Chef Australia: Professionals”. Do you know what sets him away from each other? His idea that sharing is how you gain and so he properly trained names like Gordon Ramsay as well as Curtis Stone who praise him for his character.
3. Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck was an American-Australian chef who has been considered to be one of the most earning chefs on earth. Wolfgang Puck improved exactly how American Cooking developed by integrating elements of Asian, French and Californian methods and various premium quality ingredients from cuisines all over the world. Taught and practiced from childhood by cooking along with his mother, he grew to become a recipe book writer, restaurateur, businessman, and his restaurant has been featured as among the top 40 around the U.S. He was honored as being the official caterers for Academy Awards Governor Ball as well.
2. Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver is an English chef as well as a restaurateur. He’s most widely known for his distinctive culinary tv shows that essentially center on organic food production and cooking. He’s up against ready-made food and emphasizes fresh and 100% natural ingredients. He’s renowned for numerous International repertoire. His own recipe books and television shows had been a great success throughout the UK. His book, “Jamie’s 30 Minute Meal” sold over million of copies in the United Kingdom in the year 2010. Oliver also is awarded an MBE and his popular food show is called the “Food Revolution”.
1. Gordon James Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is a legendary character in the culinary world and he is a high profiled English chef. He’s a British chef, one of the most recognized and painstaking in the cooking field. He’s renowned for his intense character, and his unusual skill for food that makes him stand out from the others. From his timeless desire to be a footballer, destiny plotted differently for this cooking wizard who turned to become a chef right after being seriously injured during football. The sole chef in the United Kingdom that acquired 10 Michelin Stars (today he has 14), this guy works magic in his cuisine. He goes beyond cuisines to provide the most delicious foods to his consumers. With shows on Tv such as Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmare, Hell’s Kitchen, as well as Masterchef USA, this guy has been successful just like his mentor Marco Pierre White. He cooked his own way and get top into the list.
The World’s Most Michelin Star Chefs
The Michelin star is undoubtedly the highest honor within the international culinary industry. Chefs all over the world dedicate their lives to earning just one coveted star, in recognition of their excellence. Breaking the barriers of Michelin star standards, there are those select few who have managed to collect an astounding number of stars in their constellation. We take a look at the world’s most decorated Michelin star chefs, and why they are the crème de la crème
Joël Robuchon – 31 stars
Joël Robuchon, widely known as the ‘Chef of the Century,’ is currently decorated with 28 stars. This French chef is known as the pioneer of the post- nouvelle cuisine era, and his relentless perfectionism has translated into a more authentic, timeless French cuisine. Owner of 12 restaurants across the globe, Robuchon is also the former mentor of another talented chef on this list—Gordon Ramsay. Like his famous mentee, he’s known for having a hot temper, and both chefs have acknowledged the tension between them after Robuchon hurled a plate at Ramsay and Ramsay stormed out of the kitchen.
Alain Ducasse – 21 stars
Synonymous with breaking Michelin stars records, Alain Ducasse is one of only two chefs to hold 21 Michelin stars throughout his career. As the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin Stars in three cities, the renowned chef and restaurateur have opened over 25 restaurants across the globe, including his world-renowned flagship restaurant, three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. This Monégasque chef, who is originally from France, is known for his perfectionism not only the kitchen but in every minute detail of the restaurants, he owns. Spoons, butter dishes, tablecloths, the font on the menu – even curtain rods won’t escape the man’s scrupulousness. In addition to being known for world-class French cuisine, Ducasse is the only chef on this list who has sent his food into space. In 2015, Ducasse sent meals to astronauts orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station, an accomplishment that Ducasse said he viewed as conquering ‘ the final frontier (of cooking)’.
Gordon Ramsay – 16 stars
Known for his volatile kitchen demeanor and exceptional British cuisine, Gordon Ramsay has made his way onto television screens in just about every part of the English-speaking world. This Scottish born chef, whose name is attached to 17 restaurants globally, has been awarded 16 Michelin stars in total. His signature restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held three stars since 2001.
Like his famous mentor Joël Robuchon, Ramsay has a short fuse that, perhaps, has overshadowed his culinary achievements in recent years. In 2014, Ramsay famously broke down in tears after his New York restaurant went from two-star to no-star status. This setback didn’t stop Ramsay from immense success though. Recently, Ramsay was tied with Beyonce as the 34th highest-earning celebrity in the world.
Get a taste of this infamous chef’s food at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill. Located in one of London’s most iconic hotels, The Savoy, the glitzy Art Deco restaurant has long been synonymous with fame and class, having played host to the likes of James Dean and Lord Attenborough.
Martin Berasategui – 8 Stars
Martin Berasategui is currently decorated with eight stars, more than any other Spanish chef. Berasategui is also one of a select few chefs in the world who have two triple Michelin-starred restaurants to their name. This exceptional Basque chef earned his first Michelin star at the age of 25 and opened his first restaurant, Restaurante Martin Berasategui, in 1993. Restaurant Martin Berasategui was awarded a third Michelin Star in 2001. Since the opening of his San Sebastian eponymous restaurant, Berasategui opened three other Michelin-starred restaurants in Tenerife and Barcelona.
Thomas Keller – 7 stars
The Michelin guide might not be the ultimate honor amongst chefs in the United States, but Thomas Keller has gone about setting a fine example—he’s the only American chef to hold all six out of his total seven stars simultaneously.
Keller’s three-star establishment French Laundry, one of his five restaurants, celebrated its 20th anniversary two years ago and was on two occasions deemed the best restaurant on the planet. Keller, a California native, is widely celebrated in America for his French-style cooking, and he has made a good name for himself in France. Don’t count on Keller expanding his culinary empire though. In 2013, he hinted at retirement, telling the Huffington Post ‘You know, I’m 57 years old and I can’t stay in the kitchen forever.’
Yoshihiro Murata – 7 stars
With four restaurants across the world and seven Michelin stars, this Japanese chef prides himself on creating authentic Japanese cuisine. Murata stresses the use of local ingredients, and he finds local sources for each of his restaurants. Murata’s latest venture, a restaurant called Tokimeite, is located in the upscale London neighborhood of Mayfair, and it sources salmon from Scotland. Murata’s expansion of his culinary empire into Europe is not the only sign of his global success though. Heston Blumenthal, another Michelin-starred chef on this list, studied under Murata in Japan when he was 30 years old, and the British chef considers Murata to be an influence on his cooking style.
Carme Ruscalleda – 7 stars
Heston Blumenthal – 6 stars
Heston Blumenthal, a British born chef holding six stars, had his interest in cooking sparked on a childhood holiday in Provence, France during a meal at Michelin-starred L’Oustau de Baumanière. Although this innovative chef discovered his love for cooking at a young age, he worked a variety of jobs before settling into his calling. While working as a repo man and a credit controller, Blumenthal taught himself the art of French cooking in his free time. The turning point in Blumenthal’s career came in 1995 when he opened his restaurant The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire. In 2005, The Fat Duck has named the best restaurant in the world, and it is one of only five restaurants in Great Britain to have three Michelin stars.
Blumenthal, like a few other chefs on this list, is fascinated with the science behind the food. He is known for experimenting with food pairing, the science of identifying molecular similarities in different ingredients and combining them in a dish. Recently, Blumenthal drew media attention for a Christmas trifle he developed for the British supermarket chain Waitrose. This dish takes on a traditional favorite in a unique way—by combining bacon and banana.
Anne-Sophie Pic – 5 stars
Anne-Sophie Pic is the fourth French female chef to ever earn three Michelin stars, and The World’s Fifty Best Restaurants named her the Best Female Chef in 2011. Interestingly enough, this French chef had no formal culinary training when she assumed leadership of her family’s restaurant Maison Pic after her father’s death in 1997. After earning three stars for the restaurant, Pic opened up a second restaurant, Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic, which celebrates her family’s culinary lineage from Valence. It aims to demonstrate the inventive innovative spirit that, as the Michelin Guide itself says, “binds the history of the Pic family with that of French gastronomy.”
Seiji Yamamoto – 3 Stars
This brilliant Japanese chef famously sent an eel for a CT scan to better understand its anatomy. In 2016, French magazine Le Chef named Yamamoto the fifth-best chef in the world, the highest placed non-European in the list. Besides his commitment to understanding the science of cooking, Yamamoto is known for blending the revered cooking traditions of kaiseki with modern molecular gastronomy techniques. His restaurant Ryugin, located in Tokyo, quickly became a destination for other culinary geniuses, including Joël Robuchon. Yamamoto’s love for cooking has spanned many years; as a boy, he began cooking to impress his mother, and he subsequently spent 11 years training at Aoyagi, a kaiseki restaurant owned by master chef Hirohisa Koyama.
Ferran Adrià – 3 Stars
In 1980, this Spanish chef began his career in the culinary industry as a dishwasher at the Hotel Playafels, where a chef took interest in teaching him traditional Spanish cuisine. After being drafted by the army and serving as a cook, Adria began work at elBulli as a line cook. Eighteen months after starting there, he became head chef of elBulli at the age of 23. His cuisine is often associated with molecular gastronomy, although he rejects this label and instead refers to his style as “deconstructivist”. Adria is known for creating “culinary foam” without the addition of cream or egg white. These foams are made of a flavored liquid and an additive (such as lecithin), then aerated through multiple methods such as whipping with an immersion blender or extrusion from a siphon bottle equipped with N2O cartridges.
Nadia Santini – 3 Stars
This talented Italian chef believes that quality comes from cooking for the individual, and she has said that it is impossible “to run a kitchen that serves 100 people. I can’t give my heart to a dish if I am cooking for more than 30.” Under Santini’s direction, her family’s Lombardy, Italy extended trattoria styled restaurant Dal Pescatore was awarded three Michelin Stars. Santini is the first female chef in Italy to earn three Michelin Stars, and in 2013, The World’s Fifty Best Restaurants named her The World’s Best Female Chef.
Joan Roca – 3 Stars
Joan Roca’s restaurant El Celler de Can Roca was named the ‘Best Restaurant in the World’ by Restaurant Magazine in 2013 and 2015. Roca owns his family’s traditional Catalan restaurant with his two brothers, one who is a sommelier and the other who is a pastry chef. He embraces both traditional and modern cuisine with innovative techniques such as sous-vide, “perfume-cooking” and distillation. In 2013, The Guardian named this Spanish chef “the number one chef in the world”.
Juan Mari Arzak – 3 Stars
Arzak is considered one of the masters of New Basque cuisine. This Spanish innovator describes his cooking as “evolutionary, investigatory, and avant-garde.” Now 74 years old, Juan Mari still oversees the kitchen of Arzak, his San Sebastian restaurant, while his talented daughter Elena runs daily operations. This local and international legend’s signature dish, available at Arzak, is Pigeon with potato feathers.
Mitsuhiro Araki – 3 Stars
With just nine seats in his exclusive restaurant, Mitsuhiro Araki has regained his three Michelin stars previously hailed to him at his Tokyo-based Edomae sushi restaurant. Based in London as of 2014, Araki is the first Japanese restaurant to win three Michelin stars in the UK. Serving a set omakase sushi menu priced at £300 a person, Mitsuhiro is known for his extensive knowledge of tuna, using the belly of bluefin tuna from the coasts of Ireland and other European fish. Araki’s sushi has been deemed as “simply sublime” by Michael Ellis, the international director of Michelin guides.
Bjorn Frantzé – 3 Stars
The first-ever Swedish restaurant to win three Michelin stars, Bjorn Frantzé serves a unique vision of Nordic cuisine at his Stockholm based eatery, Frantzé. Owning several other restaurants throughout Stockholm, Frantzé was a professional football player for five years before starting his career as an award-winning chef. Beginning his culinary journey as a chef in the Swedish Army, Frantzé has worked at other Michelin-starred restaurants specializing in classic French cuisine, including Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Alain Passard’s three-Michelin-starred L’Arpège in Paris. Michael Ellis, International Director of the Michelin guides claims that “Björn Frantzén’s gastronomic expression is truly worth the journey, and is a gustatory experience like no other.”
Michel Troisgros – 3 Stars
As of 2018, Michel Troisgros has been voted as the number one best chef in the world. Starting his career at the tender age of 16, Michel’s lengthy chef career includes his working in some of the world’s finest kitchens. From Roger Vergé’s 3-star Le Moulin de Mougins in Mougins, Alain Chapel’s 3-star restaurant in Monday and Michel Guérard’s 3-star Les Prés d’Eugénie in Eugénie-Les-Bains, Michel was destined for culinary greatness. Born into a cooking dynasty, the Troisgros family name has been synonymous with serving excellent French cuisine from as far back as 1898.
Solely in charge of Maison Troisgros since 1996, Michel and his wife Marie-Pierre have been running the fourth-generation family-run hotel and restaurant in Ouches with dedication and passion. Maintaining its illustrious legacy whilst adapting it to the 21st century, Michel’s hands-on approach has seen Maison Troisgros rank 24 on the San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurant for 2006.
Having extended the Troisgros legacy to Japan, Michel has also successfully opened a two-Michelin star restaurant at the Hyatt Regency in Tokyo. Michel’s approach to reinventing French culinary tradition and the challenges associated with running a world-renowned restaurant can be seen in the Netflix series Chef’s Table: France.
Alain Roux – 3 Stars
As the son of Michel Roux, the Godfather of modern British fine dining, Alain Roux has worked hard to cement his place in the gastronomic Roux dynasty. At just 14 years old Alain had already decided he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as one of the top chefs in Britain. Beginning his career in Michelin-starred French restaurants, Alain worked in the kitchen at Restaurant Pic in Valence and La Cote Saint-Jacques at Oigny. His training in French cuisine prepared him for his return to the family-owned The Waterside Inn kitchen at 23 years old, ready to prove himself to his father. Given no preferential treatment, Alain worked his way up from the bottom of the kitchen hierarchy. In 2002 Alain was handed the reigns and is now the current chef-patron of The Waterside Inn, which is listed at number 26 in The Good Food Guide. The Waterside Inn is also the first restaurant outside of France to hold three Michelin stars for running 25 years.
Based on his training in France, Alain adds his modern interpretation of French cuisine to his fine-dining dishes. He is known for his distinction in the patisserie side of the kitchen. As of 2000, he is a member of Relais Desserts, the esteemed international society of pastry chefs.
Alain Passard – 3 Stars
Opening his restaurant Arpège in 1986, Alain Passard has maintained his restaurant’s three-star status for the past two decades. In 2016, Passard won The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and in 2017, Alain was voted by his chef peers as the top chef in the list of the 100 best chefs around the world. Turning the world of haute cuisine on its head, Alain is notorious for his decision to take all red meat off his menus in 2001, at the height of the mad cow disease crisis in Europe. The fact that despite this decision he maintained his three Michelin stars is an incredible feat.
Alain is affectionately known as “France’s gastronomic wizard of vegetables”, owning three biodynamic farms in France whose produce is delivered to Arpège daily. These vegetables are famously known to “never see the inside of a refrigerator”. His signature dish consists of Chaud-froid or “hot-cold egg” of warm poached yolk with sherry vinegar-infused whipped cream, chives, and Canadian maple syrup. Alain is also known for his love of music, as well as parachuting, having done more than 1000 solo jumps.
Clare Smyth – 3 Stars
The first woman in the UK to be awarded three Michelin stars, Clare Smyth has also been awarded the prestigious title of Michelin Female Chef for 2017. The Northern Irish chef trained under world-renowned chefs Thomas Keller and Alain Ducasse, but are most known for her plethora of awards working at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay from 2012 to 2016. During her time there, Clare made headlines as the U.K.’s only woman to lead a three-Michelin-starred restaurant when she became chef patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay at just 28 years old. She also received a perfect 10/10 score in the coveted Good Food Guide.
Clare has now gone solo to open her Notting Hill-based restaurant, Core. On hearing her decision Ramsay stated: “It’s been fantastic watching Clare develop. She is undoubtedly one of the greatest chefs to have graced my kitchen and has now become the most prominent female chef of our generation.” Her approach at Core is to modernize fine dining, by relaxing formalities and making fine dining more approachable to a new generation of consumers.
Esben Holmboe Bang – 3 Stars
Head chef and co-owner of top Nordic restaurant Maaemo, Esben Holmboe Bang is the youngest chef in the world currently holding three Michelin stars. Though originally from Denmark, Esben is the first chef in Norway to receive three Michelin stars. At just 30 years old, Esben received his first Michelin star, a mere 15 months after opening Maaemo in Oslo. In 2013, Time’s Magazine included him in the “100 Most Influential Chefs in the World”, as well as Elite Traveler Magazine bestowing him the title of “2016 Young Chef of the Year”.
Growing up in a family that had a strong focus on agriculture and sustainability, Esben uses only organic, biodynamic or wild produce to create his progressive brand of Norwegian cuisine. His Nordic dishes are designed to take you on a cultural journey, including dishes such as langoustines with pickled spruce and rapeseed, to a traditional sour cream porridge served with shavings of reindeer heart.