Top 10 chefs in the world


Who are the top chefs in the world?" This question is not quite simple to answer. There are many different approaches to become a professional chef. With all the different cuisine types, as well as different types of venues and businesses, it's hard to highlight a particular chef for the top spot. 

Here is a list of  the 10 top chefs that are worth learning about according to their prizes and awards

1. Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse is a French chef with 21 Michelin stars. He owns over 30 restaurants and founded the Ecole Ducasse culinary school. One of his signature dishes is the "Cappon Magro", a seafood salad first course based on a 16th-century recipe.

2. Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef, best known for his high-adrenaline cooking shows. He also owns a chain of restaurants, which have been awarded 17 Michelin stars throughout the years. One of his most famous signature dishes is his beef Wellington.

3. Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal is famous for his unusual flavor pairings, such as bacon-and-egg ice cream. He owns the Fat Duck restaurant in the UK, which is widely respected as one of the top places to eat, with three Michelin stars. His cooking focuses on farm-fresh seasonal food.

4. Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is another UK-based TV celebrity chef. He is famous for trying to encourage healthy eating, with his food philosophy being all about fresh ingredients and farm-to-table cooking at home, rather than a reliance on ready-made meals. He had a significant impact on how British children ate during the 2000s.

5. Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller is an American chef who has been awarded titles like best chef in America and California multiple times. His restaurants hold seven Michelin stars. He worked his way from kitchen apprentice to very successful and famous chef over many years. His most famous dish is the stunning "Oysters and Pearls" seafood dish.

6. Yannick Alléno

Yannick Alléno is a French chef who has been awarded 12 Michelin stars during his career. He owns restaurants throughout the world where he gathers global influences for his cooking and has released a wide range of cookery books.

7. Anne-Sophie Pic

Anne-Sophie Pic is a chef from France, known for holding 10 Michelin stars. She is only the fourth female chef to have a restaurant awarded three Michelin stars. She comes from a line of chefs and started acquiring experience from a young age. Her most famous dish is the "White Millefeuille".

8. Quique Dacosta

Quique Dacosta is a Spanish chef who focuses on the art of cooking, including food presentation and tasting menus that tell the story of his homeland. He owns over a dozen restaurants, several with Michelin stars. He also got the accolade of Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts 2020 and Best Spanish Restaurateur. He is best known for his take on turrón, an almond nougat.

9. Marco Pierre White

Not only was Marco Pierre White the first British celebrity chef, but he was also the first British chef to have a restaurant with three Michelin stars. He has hosted cooking shows throughout the world, making him a household name. Though he has since retired from cooking, he's still well known. His signature dishes were primarily inspired by French cuisine.

10. Hélène Darroze

Hélène Darroze is a French chef with six Michelin stars for her three restaurants. After her studies, she worked under Alain Ducasse. She is a fourth-generation chef and has worked to explore new directions for her family's restaurant and her own restaurants. Her signature dishes include food pairing innovations such as caviar with sea urchin.

Image by Freepik
Previous Post Next Post