TheLe Chef compilation of the 100 best chefs in the world has been released with chef Michel Troisgros from the world famous Maison Troisgros restaurant in Ouches, France, being named as the best chef in the world for 2018.
Staying in France, chef Yannick Alleno was named second on the list, while chef Joan Roca from Spain was named in third.
Six of the top 10 on the worlds best chefs list come from France, with heavyweights like Pierre Gagnaire, Pascal Barbot andAlain Ducasse all sitting in the top tier. Chef Enrico Crippa, from Italy, made his first appearance in the top 10 in seventh position. Surprisingly, Troisgros also made his first appearance in the top 10 with a spot straight at number one.
The Le Chef list is compiled by asking two and three-starred Michelin chefs to provide a list of five names they think best represent the cooking profession, and one name they would like to see at the top of the list.
Previous lists have come under criticism for being largely biased in favour of French cuisine and French chefs. The 2017 list has 35 of the 100 chefs from France, for 2018 that number hit 41. Le Chef said this “proves the dynamism of French cooking.” However, others will point to the fact that the info on who the 552 Michelin-starred voters are and where they actually come from in the world remains anonymous.
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