Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert
Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert, born 1965, spent his childhood in Antibes, South of France, and Andorra, a small country just over the Spanish border where his foodcentric family moved when he was a young child. He knew intuitively he wanted to cook and left home, aged 15, to attend culinary school in Perpignan. At 17, he moved to Paris and cooked at the iconic La Tour D’Argent before moving to Michelin three-starred Jamin, where he became chef poissonier to the legendary Joel Robuchon.

Chef Ripert moved to the US In 1989, to seize the opportunity to work under Jean-Louis Palladin as sous-chef at Jean Louis based at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. He relocated to New York in 1991, working briefly as David Bouley’s sous-chef before Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze recruited him as chef for Le Bernardin. Ripert has now firmly established himself as one of New York’s—and the world’s—great chefs.

In 1995, at just 29 years old, Ripert earned a four-star rating from the New York Times. Twenty years later and for the fifth consecutive time, Le Bernardin again earned the New York Times’ highest rating of four stars, becoming the only restaurant to maintain this superior status for this length of time, without ever dropping a star. In September 2011, Ripert and Le Coze unveiled a significant redesign of Le Bernardin from Bentel & Bentel that earned the restaurant a James Beard Award for “Best Restaurant Design” in 2012. Three years later in September 2014, Ripert and Le Coze opened Aldo Sohm Wine Bar, named for the acclaimed wine director Aldo Sohm. Located just steps away from Le Bernardin, the wine bar offers a menu of cheese, charcuterie and simple fare paired with Sohm’s curated wine list in a more informal, convivial setting. That same month, the two expanded Le Bernardin’s private dining offerings with Le Bernardin Privé, a dynamic space above Aldo Sohm Wine Bar for weddings and corporate hires. Ripert has been recognized as one of the top chefs in the world. In 1998, the James Beard Foundation named Ripert “Top Chef in New York City” and in 2003, “Outstanding Chef in the United States.” GQ rated Le Bernadin as one of “Seven Food Temples of the World.” whilst in 2005, New York magazine declared Le Bernardin the #1 restaurant in the city, awarding it five stars in the inaugural restaurant rating issue – a position it holds today. Most recently, Le Bernardin was ranked No. 1 in the World for 2019 by La Liste, the global food guide and review aggregator. In 2016, Ripert published his delightfully named memoir: 32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line, which appeared on The New York Times bestseller list.

Ripert’s newest venture is his partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open Blue in Grand Cayman. Ripert is the Vice Chairman of the board of City Harvest, working to bring together New York’s top chefs and restaurateurs to raise funds and increase the quality and quantity of food donations to New York’s neediest. When not in the kitchen, Ripert enjoys good scotch and peace and quiet.


  • “Tuna” Finely pounded yellow fin tuna is draped over a toasted foie gras baguette and garnished with chives and olive oil.
  • The idea was inspired by a dish of seared venison on foie gras, Ripert ate in Scandinavia. It remains a constant on Le Bernadin menu.
  • Crispy black bass; braised celery and parsnip custard
  • Kobe beef and Escolar with lemon brown butter sauce and spicy kimchi



La Liste 1000 Best Restaurants in the World 2019
La Liste has released its 1000 best restaurants in the world and New York's Le Bernadin, by Eric Ripert joins Guy Savoy's Paris restaurant at the top.
La Liste Names 1000 Best Restaurants in the World for 2018
La Liste released their third annual rating of the world's best 100 restaurants. French chef Guy Savoy's eponymous restaurant in Paris once again nabs top spot.
Watch Bourdain, Ripert and Friends visit The French Laundry
Watch a fresh faced and excited Anthony Bourdain take three of his food loving friends for an unforgettable meal at Thomas Keller's French Laundry restaurant.
Michelin Chefs Show You How to Make Vegetables Taste Delicious
Michelin Chefs Show You How to Make Vegetables Taste Delicious
Watch Blumethal, Keller, Roux and Ramsay as they show you how to make vegetables taste delicious.
Identita Golose Hits the U.S.
A look back at Identita Golose U.S with events chefs from all over the world hosting events in Chicago, New York and Boston.
10 Famous Chefs When They Were Young ... Can You Guess Who?
Take a look at these amazing archive images of some of the most recognisable faces in world gastronomy and see if you can identify the famous chefs.
8 Hilarious Chef Cameos
Watch clips of eight hilarious chef cameos, where famous chefs, including Gordon Ramsay and Eric Ripert, play themselves in TV shows.
The Spice Guy
When we heard chefs talking about the spice guy, a master blender who has created mixes for some of the world’s best restaurants, we knew we had to meet him.
It's Time to Talk About Depression in the Kitchen
Daniel Patterson says we need to talk about depression in the industry, and he's done so by sharing his own frank, honest and provocative story.
Kitchen Culture Needs to Change
We asked our readers whether shouty chefs send out the wrong message in the kitchen. This is what they had to say.
Eric Ripert: “Shouty Chefs Send the Wrong Message”
Le Bernardin’s highly decorated chef explains why staying calm in the kitchen is key to good leadership.
Eric Ripert's Advice for Young Chefs
The culinary mastermind behind Le Bernardin in New York has some inspirational advice for those starting out in the business.
Chef Memoirs - Chefs Tell it Like it is in Two New Books
Famous chef, Eric Ripert, and other cohorts offer up their personal accounts and anecdotes in these two insightful and honest new books.
101 Best Restaurants in America 2016
The Daily Meal has published its list of the 101 Best Restaurants in America. Take a look.
Watch David Kinch Make Sashimi with Fish Toffee Sauce for Eric Ripert
David Kinch makes sea bream sashimi with a fish toffee sauce for Eric Ripert. Watch the video now.
The 50 Best Restaurants in New York
Here's a look at Zagat's list of the 50 Best Restaurants in New York, with the French brigade leading the way.
Are These the 100 Best Restaurants in New York?
Zagat have published their list of the 100 Best Restaurants in New York - with Eric Ripert's Le Bernadin restaurant taking the top position.
Three French Greats Discuss Food, Memories and France
Chefs Alain Ducasse, Daniel Boulud and Eric Ripert reveal some of their fondest food memories in this Times Talk with Sam Sifton.
Eric Ripert Shares Nuggets of Wisdom (Video)
New York chef Eric Ripert talks about the importance of humility, his work ethic and how Buddhism has affected his life in and out of the kitchen.
WATCH: Mario Batali Makes Pasta in a Paper Shredder
What happens when chefs take over the 'Food & Wine' offices? Watch the wild antics of Mario Batali, Grant Achatz, Hugh Acherson, Eric Ripert and David Chang.
22 Top Dining Spots in the Caribbean
Eric Ripert's 'Blue' in the Cayman Islands tops The Daily Meal's list of the 22 Best Restaurants in the Caribbean. See where else you should eat on vacation.
WATCH: Eric Ripert On How To Pair Black Pepper and Wine
WATCH: Eric Ripert On How To Pair Black Pepper and Wine
Wondering what wine pairs best with food infused with black pepper? Allow celebrity chef Eric Ripert to guide you in finding the perfect pairing.
WATCH: Eric Ripert On How To Pair Wine and Salads
WATCH: Eric Ripert On How To Pair Wine and Salads
Having trouble finding the perfect wine for salads? Let celebrity chef Eric Ripert teach you the ins and outs of wine and salad pairings.
Eric Ripert's Sweet Lesson in Beekeeping (Video)
Watch 'Le Bernadin' chef Eric Ripert learn the ins and outs of beekeping. Can he deal with thousands of bees buzzing around ? Does he get stung? Find out!
Eric Ripert's New Line of Caviar
Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert has launched a new line of caviar. The golden sturgeon roe comes in a special package with an autographed mother of pearl spoon.
Eric Ripert and Wylie Dufresne Discuss Food
Chef Eric Ripert sits down with fellow chef Wylie Dufresne to discuss their different approaches in the kitchen and how they both approach food.
USA Joins France With Most Restaurants on the World's 50 Best List
For the first time ever, the United States is giving France a run for its money. Both countries have six restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurant list.
Eric Ripert To Expand Le Bernardin
Eric Ripert has announced plans to expand his New York City restaurant Le Bernardin, which appears on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
Eric Ripert meets Drew Barrymore
Chef Eric Ripert has been joined in the kitchen by the Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore - discussing her love of food and her strong cooking ability.
Eric Ripert Cooks With Elizabeth Olsen
On the latest episode of his Youtube show On The Table, chef Eric Ripert cooks wild boar with actress Elizabeth Olsen.
Watch Eric Ripert Handle 1,000 Pounds of Fish
In the latest episode of his YouTube series Avec Eric, Le Bernadin chef Eric Ripert shows you how to prepare 1,000 pounds of fish
Bourdain and Ripert Discuss Their Chocolate Bar (Video)
Watch Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain profess their love of chocolate and tell you why their Good and Evil bar will turn you into a chocolate snob
Eric Ripert Launches a Line of Caviar
The French chef Eric Ripert has teamed up with Paramount Caviar to release his own line of high quality sturgeon roe
The Good and Evil Chocolate Bar
Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain's new chocolate bar, Good and Evil, is set to be released online this Friday
Eric Ripert Meets Roger Waters
The French chef Eric Ripert gets in the kitchen with Pink Floyd's Roger Waters to discuss music, politics and food
Are Ripert and Bourdain Launching a Chocolate Bar?
Are Ripert and Bourdain Launching a Chocolate Bar?
It seems that Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert are set to launch a new range of chocolate called Good & Evil
On The Table With Eric Ripert - Episode Four
This time around chef Eric Ripert welcomes Top Chef judge Gail Simmons to his YouTube show ''On The Table"
On The Table With Eric Ripert - Episode Three
A preview from episode three of chef Eric Ripert's new online TV show - On The Table
Eric Ripert with Mario Batali
For the second installment of Eric Ripert's new web TV series the French chef will be joined in the kitchen by the Italian chef Mario Batali
Eric Ripert's New Youtube Show
Eric Ripert is set to launch a new show on Youtube in which he sits down with celebrity chefs and friends to discuss life, passion, creativity and food
Acurio's video, Ripert's Charity and The Impact of The List
The impact of the list, a video at Gaston Acurio's restaurant and a look at the charity supported by Eric Ripert