Behind every great chef is a great mentor. You can trace back the lineage of some of today's best chefs to a handful of those from the previous generation. Indeed, this infographic details just a small part of that web.
These mentors not only pass on their cooking skills, but an attitude and a work ethic. They're chefs with huge personalities, which of course rub off on those who are working under them. Some chefs take these characteristics and build on them, others turn in other directions.
Here then are three videos featuring top chefs cooking with their protégés: Marco Pierre White training a young Gordon Ramsay at London's Harveys in the late 1980s, Alain Passard and Ludo Lefebvre reunited for Mind of Chef, and Ferran Adrià cooking for The Culinary Institute of America with the help of Oriol Castro, formerly of elBulli and now Barcelona's Disfrutar (with José Andrés, another elBulli man on translation duties) – the latter is if anything a great excuse to watch Adria recreating some elBulli classics.