A list of the 100 Best Chefs in the World has been created by the French magazine Le Chef. The magazine polled over 500 two-to-three Michelin starred chefs around the world and asked them each to provide five names of chefs they thought represented the best of the cooking profession and which chefs and restaurants they would like to see on a list of the 100 best in the world.
Paul Bocuse - who was celebrated at his bi-annual Bocuse d’Or cooking competition this week - features in the top ten section of the list alongside five other French chefs: Pierre Gagnaire, Michel Bras, Eric Frechon, Alain Ducasseand Yannick Alleno.
Two chefs in the the top ten come from the USA: Daniel Humm and Thomas Keller - and the final two are made up by Spain with Joan Roca and Japan with chef Seiji Yamamoto.
Pierre Gagnaire, Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire - France Paul Bocuse - Restaurant Paul Bocuse - France Joan Roca - El Celler de Can Roca - Spain Thomas Keller - Per Se - USA Alain Ducasse - Louis XV - Monaco Michel Bras - Restaurant Michel Bras - France Eric Frechon - Epicure - France Yannick Alleno - Ledoyen - France Seiji Yamamoto - Nihon Ryori Ryugin - Japan Daniel Humm - Eleven Madison Park - USA
Best chefs in the world - top 50
Emmanuel Renaut, Flocons de Sel - France Martin Beratesagui, Restaurant Martin Beratesagui - Spain Harald Wohlfahrt, Schwarzwaldstube - Germany Joel Robuchon, l'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - France Benoit Violier, Hotel De Ville Crissier - Swizterland Michel Troisgros, Restaurant Troisgros - France Alain Passard, L'Arpege - France Christian Bau, Victor's Gourmet - Germany Joachim Wissler, Vendome - Germany Arnaud Donckele, Residence De La Pinede - France René Redzepi, Noma - Denmark Gert De Mangeleer, Hertog Jan - Belgium Christian Jurgens, Uberfahrt - Germany Peter Goossens, Hof Van Cleve - Belgium Gerald Passedat, Le Petit Nice - France Jiro Ono, Jiro Honten - Japan Pascal Barbot, L'Astrance - France Heston Blumenthal, The Fat Duck - UK Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana - Italy Regis Marcon, Restaurant Regis et Jacques Marcon - France Paul Pairet, Ultraviolet - China Gilles Goujon, Auberge Du Vieux Puits - France Enrico Crippa, Piazza Duomo - Italy Guy Savoy, Restaurant Guy Savoi - France Tetsuya Wakuda, Tetsuya's - Australia Daniel Boulud, Restaurant Daniel Boulud - USA Jean-François Piege, Restaurant J.-F. Piege - France Sven Elverfeld, Aqua - Germany Massimiliano Alajmo, Le Calandre - Italy Jonnie Boer, De LIbrije - The Netherlands Nadia Santini, Dal Pescatore - Italy Eric Pras, Maison Lameloise - France Enrico Cerea, Da Vittorio - Italy Grant Achatz, Alinea - USA Marc Haeberlin, Auberge De L'Ill - France Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz - Spain Anne-Sophie Pic, Maison Pic - France Jacob Jan, Boerma De Leest - The Netherlands Andreas Caminada, Schauenstein Schloss - Switzerland Corey Lee, Benu - USA
Geranium's Rasmus Kofoed has decided to stop serving meat at the restaurant currently ranked number two on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. But the Danish chef isn't yet willing to go purely plant-based.