Holding the title as one of the best chefs in the world is a great honor and is always coveted by all chefs in the world. There are many requirements to have the title of the best chef in the world, one of which is having the most Michelin Stars. Or simply put, Michelin Star is the highest award in the culinary world which will be divided into 3 types of stars, namely stars 1, 2 and 3. There will continue to be many stars that you want to get so that the quality of the restaurant continues to increase.
This title will be distributed to restaurants that meet the requirements both from food, service, to the atmosphere. Everything is highly considered to get the Michelin Star title, because this does not only affect the restaurant but also the chef who cooks or who owns the restaurant. . The chef wants to collect Michelin Stars from his restaurant, then he can get as many Michelin Stars until his name is included in the list of the best chefs in the world.
1. Alain Ducasse– 19 Michelin Stars
Alain Ducasse built a business empire over the years with 36 restaurants spread all over the world and recorded as having 19 Michelin Stars, also has restaurants with 3 Michelin stars in 3 world cities namely Monaco, Paris and London. This makes Alain Ducasse the best chef in the world by holding the owner of the most Michelin Stars. The working system in the kitchen is also very controlled so that the food produced is of high quality.
One very popular restaurant is Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London. Not only that, he has world-class French cuisine which is very popular. Alain is also one of the best chefs in the world who has sent his food into space in 2015 for astronauts orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station.
Alan also founded his first non-professional culinary school in Paris under the name Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse. When interviewed by Skift Table about the secret formula, Alan said, “There is no secret formula. One of the ways to manage the growth of your business is through delegation and control.,”.
2. Pierre Gagnaire– 14 Michelin Stars
Pierre Gagnaire is the best chef in the world who comes from France, started his career at the age of 26 and he has been in the culinary world for more than 40 years. The result of the intensity of his career he has collected 14. Michelin Stars. and one of its restaurants holds a Michelin title with 3 stars for more than 20 years making it the world’s best restaurant.
In addition, Pierre Gagnaire also owns Sketch in London with 3 Michelin stars and currently he oversees 18 gastronomic restaurants around the world, including Sketch in London, one of Mayfair’s best Michelin star restaurants. For Pierre Gagnaire, food is a work of art, a kind of food painter who marks that his food and dishes have their own ‘time’ from year to year. Pierre Gagnaire’s constant assessment for him lies at the forefront of the international culinary scene and remains relevant in a changing world.
3. Martin Berasategui – 12 Michelin Stars
Martin Berasategui from Spain is ranked as the 3rd best chef in the world with 12 Michelin stars. Martin earned 3 Michelin stars at the age of 25. In 1993 he founded Restaurante Martin Berasategui and in 2001 earned 3 stars and located on the record of the 50 best restaurants in the world for 6 years and his achievements continue to grow until he pocketed 3 Michelin stars for its restaurants located in Tenerife and Barcelona.
Martim is a chef who has been in the culinary world for 44 years, this has made him very famous as the best chef in the world. He also has 2 restaurants to his name with 3 Michelin stars.
4. Yannick Alleno– 10 Michelin Stars
Next in 4th place is Yannick Alleno who has 10 Michelin Stars from the restaurant he owns. There are 18 restaurants spread all over the world, one of the restaurants located in Paris near the Champs–Élysées courtyard is the oldest restaurant in the world named Alléno Paris air force (AU) Pavillon Ledoyen. Pavillon Ledoyen has become the independent industry with the highest star rating in the world in 2020
Since 2013 this French chef has been carrying out research and development of French cuisine to the point where he started his own culinary movement, a method of making delicious sauces called Modern Cuisine. This makes Yannick Alleno the best chef in the world.
5. Anne Sophie Pic– 8 Michelin Stars
Anne Sophie Pic is one of the best female chefs in the world who has successfully won 8 Michelin Stars from her 5 restaurants. It’s important to know that he didn’t have formal culinary studies beforehand. He got this talent from his father who was the head of the family restaurant Maison Pic before Anne took over from his father. His father died in 1997.
After the chef who was born in Valence, France received 3 Michelin stars, he opened a second restaurant called Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic which serves menus typical of the city of his birth, Valence.
6. Gordon Ramsay– 7 Michelin Stars
Gordon Ramsay is one of the world’s best chefs who received 7 Michelin Stars, his face also often appears on social media as the object of memes or achievements and others. Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity chef with the 35th highest income in the world according to Forbes records.
His net worth is earned from his popular TV shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Master Chef totaling $220 million.
Not only that, Gordon Ramsay is a chef who is famous for his temperament, he has 35 restaurants spread across the world. This British chef has the longest 3 Michelin star restaurant since 2001 until now named Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London.
7. Thomas Keller– 7 Michelin Stars
Thomas Keller is the best chef in the world who comes from the United States which is highly respected and has 7 Michelin Stars. He is the chef and owner of
French Laundry in the Napa Valley of Yountville, California, Bouchon in Las Vegas and Per Se and Bouchon Bakery in The Time Warner Center in New York City. Thomas Keller won many awards in 1997 in the culinary world as the best chef in America. In 1996 he also won the Nobel Prize for Best California Chef. His restaurant, Perennial Winner in Restaurant Magazine, is included in the list of TOP 50 restaurants of The World. In 2005 Per Se and Bouchon Bakery received 3 Michelin Guide stars in New York, making the owner Per Se as one of them was an American-born person who received 2 out of 3 stars in the Michelin Guide. In 2006, Thomas received a 3-star rating from Michelin for his restaurant French Laundry in Bay Zone.
8. Yoshihiro Murata– 7 Michelin Stars
Yoshihiro Murata is the chef from Japan who holds the title as the best chef in the world with 7 Michelin Stars and has 4 restaurants around the world. Not only that, he is the 3rd generation of his family who previously owned a restaurant with the Michelin Star predicate and he is also called a culinary icon who has been promoting Japanese cuisine for almost 50 years, famous chefs from all over the world who studied him. Because of that Yoshihiro Murata is considered as a master of Kaiseki cuisine.
Yoshihiro Murata is the third generation owner of Ryotei, he is blending his heritage with international concepts for his latest venture which is an authentic Waygu restaurant in Mayfair. Yoshihiro Murata also expanding his culinary empire to Europe is not one of the hallmarks of his global success, one Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal also studied under Yoshihiro Murata’s tutorial. In 2020 Yoshihiro received the prestigious American Express Icon Award in the 50 Best Restaurants in Asia award program.
9. Seiji Yamamoto– 7 Michelin Stars
Seiji Yamamoto is also the best chef in the world who comes from Japan who has 7 Michelin Stars, the majority of which are located in Japan. In 2019 he was selected as the winner of the American Express Icon Award for the first time for his contribution to blending avant-garde cooking styles with classic Japanese traditions. His cooking style aims to reflect the value of Japanese cuisine, by turning simple ingredients into works of art. This made him one of the figures of Japanese gastronomy for more than a decade and a half.
His dedication to the culinary world deserves a thumbs up, he once sent eels for a CT scan with the aim of being able to study the anatomy of these animals so he could digest them properly. Not only that, Seiji Yamamoto is known for combining the Kaiseki cooking tradition with modern molecular gastronomy methods. Since Ryugin of the Yamamoto restaurant in Tokyo opened, it has become a destination for other culinary experts, including Joël Robuchon. He currently chairs a restaurant in Hong Kong as well as another in Taipei, both of which are listed in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.
10. Andreas Caminada– 7 Michelin Star
In the top 10 best chefs in the world is a chef from Switzerland who started his career as a pastry chef, Andreas Caminada with 7 Michelin Stars spread across several restaurants he leads.
At 26 he took over as tenant and chef de cuisine at Schloss Schauenstein, a castle restaurant owned in the Swiss Alps. The restaurant is currently achieving unparalleled success, having been awarded 3 Michelin stars and 19 Gault Millau points. Andreas Caminada has 2 other Michelin starred restaurants, namely IGNIV by Andreas Caminada at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and Badrutt’s Palace- Hotel.