Top chefs have a trademark style that is undeniable. You can often tell by just looking at a plate of food or a menu if there is a famous chef behind the plate. Here a few trademark styles of top chefs.
Alain Ducasse was the first chef to own restaurants carrying three Michelin Stars in three cities. Ducasse is also only one of two chefs to hold 21 Michelin stars throughout his career. This celebrated chef is known for being detail oriented. The New York Magazine wrote:
Ducasse remains intimately involved in each of his restaurants, from creating the menu to choosing its font. “I’m obsessed with details,” he has a habit of saying, and much of his time is now spent devising the perfect atmosphere in which to showcase a certain kind of food—which butter dishes and curtain rods and lighting systems display a dish to best effect. He is a mover of objects, casting them into specific positions in specific restaurants, or sometimes creating positions specifically for them. Ducasse is a man inspired by spoons.
René Redzepi is noted for his work for the reinvention and refinement of a new Nordic cuisine and food that is characterized by inventiveness and clean flavors. His restaurant was voted the best restaurant in the world in 2010 and he continues to accumulate awards.
Heston Marc Blumenthal
Heston Marc Blumenthal has to his credit the advocacy of importance of scientific understanding in cooking. His most famous restaurant was voted one of the world’s best in 2006. Blumenthal is as passionate about theory of cooking as he is for food.
Paul Bucose is otherwise known as The Father of Culinary Art in France. He was one of the most popular names associated with Nouvelle Cuisine and has trained many chefs under him. This award winning chef is the only name anyone needs to know in French cuisine.
Marco Pierre White
The man considered the Godfather of Modern Cuisine is Marco Pierre White. White has made a mark by being the youngest to have received 3 Michelin stars by the time he was 33. He is a master of contemporary International Cuisine.
Have you ever dined at a restaurant owned by these top chefs? Do you recognize their trademark styles?