Jumat, 19 Maret 2010

The Best 10 Chefs in the world

anyway, i wanna be a famous chef. they're my Idols...

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay, U.K.'s only chef to be awarded a total of ten Michelin stars, is a giant name in the culinary industry. Gordon James Ramsay, born on November 8, 1966 in Johnstone, Scotland, turned to cookery at the age of 19. He worked under Albert Roux and Pierre White in London and Guy Savoy and Joel Robuchon in Paris before he was offered the position of head chef of Aubergine restaurant in 1993. Ramsay is a high profile British chef and currently one of only three chefs in the country to hold three Michelin stars for their restaurant. He is a household name in the UK; he presents TV shows about competitive cookery and food. He is famous in the United States as the host of FOX's Hell's Kitchen.

Paul Bocuse
He is the father of French culinary art, a legend who has been around for decades. Bocuse is one of the finest chefs associated with the term nouvelle cuisine. Unlike the traditional haute cuisine, nouvelle cuisine is less opulent, rich in calorie and stresses the significance of fresh, high quality ingredients. In the year 1975, Bocuse created the world renowned soupe aux truffes (truffle soup) for a presidential dinner at the Elysée Palace. Since then, the soup has been the major attractions in his restaurant near Lyon as Soupe V.G.E., V.G.E being the initials of former president of France Valéry Giscard d'Estaing.

Bobby Flay
Critically praised chef/restaurateur, award-winning cookbook writer and television personality, this flame-haired Iron Chef is one of America’s high profile chefs. Flay ventured into the culinary market at 17, and has earned a reputation for exemplary dishes that blend elements of southwestern cuisine with international tastes.

Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain is the executive chef at Les Halles in New York City, and has over 20 years of culinary experience working in professional kitchens in all around the globe. Apart from being a chef of immense repute, he’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has penned down a multitude of fiction and non-fiction works. Currently, Bourdain can be seen as the host of the Travel Channel's cookery and cultural adventure program, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Rocco DiSpirito
Rocco DiSpirito was born on November 19, 1966 and was raised in Jamaica, Queens. His culinary experience began when he was eleven in his mother Nicolin's kitchen. By the age of 16, DiSpirito entered the esteemed Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park to hone his culinary skills. He graduated in 1986 and studied abroad at Jardin de Cygne in France. DiSpirito is famous for his Italian-American dishes and his unique fusion cooking.

Thomas Keller
Widely considered as one of America's finest chefs, Thomas Keller is chef and owner of The French Laundry in the Napa Valley of Yountville, California, Bouchon in Las Vegas and Per Se and Bouchon Bakery at The Time Warner Center in New York City. He and his landmark restaurant, The French Laundry, have been acclaimed with multiple awards. In the year 2005, Per Se was awarded a three-star rating by the Michelin Guide, making Thomas the first and only American born chef to receive two three-star restaurants. He has also penned down many award-winning books like The French Laundry Cookbook and Bouchon Cookbook.

Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Johann Puck born on July 8, 1949 is an Austrian-American celebrity chef, television personality, businessman and restaurateur, based in Los Angeles. Puck has been recently named as the highest-earning chef on the Celebrity 100. He owns a huge selection of restaurants, ranging from high end restaurants like Spago, Cut, Chinois, and Postrio to the casual ones like Wolfgang Puck Express and Wolfgang Puck Café.

Todd English
William Todd English is a celebrity chef, highly acclaimed author, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and television personality based in Boston, Massachusetts. Cooking with Todd English, a culinary show that appears on a public television and is produced by Connecticut Public Television, made him a household name. His flagship restaurant, Olives, located in Charlestown, is one of the popular restaurant brands in the nation.

Emeril John Lagasse
Emeril John Lagasse is a French-Portuguese-American restaurateur, celebrity chef, television star and author. Emeril is the chef-proprietor of many world-famous restaurants in the United States. Emeril's restaurants boast of receiving critical praise and top ratings from the prestigious magazines of the culinary industry.

Charlie Trotter
Charlie Trotter is a Chicago based celebrity chef, restaurateur and a television personality. Trotter ventured into the culinary industry in 1982 after graduating with a degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin.

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