Known as 'The Oscars of the culinary world,' the iconic Michelin Star is the greatest honour any chef can receive. Chefs from across the globe dedicate their lives in the hope that one day they'll receive the prestigious culinary award. Whilst there are thousands of culinary professionals around the world, only a handful have been lucky enough to be recognised by the iconic Michelin Guide. So, who are the top 5 Michelin Star Chefs in 2020? In the upcoming article, we are going to discuss the chefs with the most Michelin Stars and their individual culinary journeys to the prestigious award.
Alain Ducasse currently holds the most Michelin Stars in the world. Over the past 4 decades, Alain Ducasse has built a culinary empire, with 36 prestigious restaurants spanning the length of the globe. He is the first chef ever to own restaurants with 3 Michelin Stars in 3 different cities and is one of only 2 chefs in history to hold 21 Michelin Stars throughout his career. His restaurants include 'The Dorchester' in Mayfair, London, and 'Au Plaza Athenee' in Paris.
Pierre Gagnaire received his first Michelin Star aged 26 and hasn't stopped collecting them since. He is best known for his French fusion style of cooking, reinventing traditional French cuisine and adding a modern twist. His iconic restaurant in Rue Balzac, Paris, has maintained 3 Michelin Stars for over two decades. At the time of writing, Pierre Gagnaire oversees 18 restaurants worldwide, including 'Sketch' in London, one of Mayfairs top Michelin Star restaurants.
Martin Berasategui is one of only a handful of chefs to own 2 triple Michelin starred restaurants. His first restaurant, 'Restaurante Martin Berasategui', holds 3 Michelin Stars and has appeared on the 'Worlds 50 Best Restaurants List' for 6 years. Throughout a 44 year career, Martin Berasategui has opened 3 Michelin Star restaurants in Tenerife and Barcelona and is widely regarded as the top traditional Basque cuisine chefs of all time.
Yannick Alleno is best known for starting his own culinary movement, named modern cuisine. He directs 18 restaurants across the world, most notably 'Alleno Paris au Pavillion Ledoyen', one of the oldest restaurants in Paris, situated in the Champs Elysees Gardens. As of this year, Pavillion Ledoyen became the highest star-rated independent establishment on the globe.
Anne-Sophie Pic holds 8 Michelin Stars across her 5 restaurants. She is best known for her 3 Michelin Star Restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France. She is only the fourth female chef to win 3 Michelin Stars and, in 2011, was named Best Female Chef by 'The World's 50 Best Restaurants.'
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