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post #61 of 146

there are many

Daniel Boulud
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post #62 of 146
those poor miss guided fools who think gordon ramsey to be the best. the guy is a wan*er .

his food is a marco rip off, and i`d love to see if he wants to have a go i`d knock him out.

and for promoting the profesion, he does`nt he just promotes him self, the arrogant tosser that he is.

my vote in the uk :- simon hopkinson
marco pierre white
the roux brothers
furgus henderson

and in canada:- david hawksworth
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post #63 of 146
A great Kiwi Chef is Peter Gordon. Helped to found the Sugarclub in London. Has way cool ideas about fusion :)
post #64 of 146

UK Perspective

A difficult question.

Gordon Ramsay is universally acknowledged by the Guides as being the best chef. His flagship restaurant scores perfect marks in each of three major publications (Michelin, Which? Good Food Guide and AA Guide)

Heston Blumenthal is lauded by his peers for his innovative style, he is also self taught and comes with no baggage.

The best chef and the best restaurant are, in my opinion, two different things. The Waterside Inn (Michel Roux) offers unparalleled front-of-house as well as the best of traditional gastronomic values.
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post #65 of 146
Jean Georges Vongerichten
He is one of the best Chefs in the world but i dont know who the best is in my country? :chef:
post #66 of 146

best Chef ?

on le gout et le couleur ne discute pas.
excuse my french.
meaning , you can NOT discus taste or color
thats something everyone makes up for him/herself.
And asfar as Elbulli or Thomas Keller or any other ,
they are the ones who take it all a step further and you can be the judge of that when you sit at their table and enjoy the experience of having a meal they lovingly prepared and broke their heads over.
bottomline, the best chef is the one who gave you a glorieus moment at his table !
post #67 of 146

who do you think is the best chef

There is a chef that i met on my travel and i think hes the best. He may be unreconised by name but hes surely the best.
His name is Chef devendra katwal from Bhutan.
post #68 of 146
best chef would be either kevin thornton in Dublin IrelAND OR HESTON BLUMENTHAL FROM THE FAT DUCK , FROM BRAY. lONDON. :chef: :chef: :chef:
post #69 of 146
ESCOFFIER , JEAN-LOUIS PALLADIN , CHARLIE TROTTER and may we all be the best CHEF that we can be. :chef:
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post #70 of 146

My little chef

Seeing Kuans nephew reminded me of a picture that my wife showed me recently that I had forgotten all about. It is my son wayyy....back when he was 2-1/2 and wanted to be a chef like daddy (yeah, sure thing)



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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #71 of 146

Hartmut Handke...

followed very closely by names like Peter Timmins, Lawrence McFadden and Johnny Johnstone...Best, to me, means most skills...These guys are head and shoulders above because they are ALWAYS competing...
post #72 of 146
I hope that one day, my name for once will be listed.

I list a name which has engraved onto the Culinary cutting board, I speak of Julia Child.

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Kevin
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post #73 of 146

best chef

I have to got with Christian Delouvier of Lespinasse in NYC, now at Ducasse. Or, one of the sous chefs of Lespinasse, now the executive chef at Blue Hill in NYC, Juan Cuevas.
post #74 of 146
The Chefs I admire most are Pierre Gagnaire, Ferran Adria, and of course Alain Ducasse.
post #75 of 146

Best Chef

My vote is for Chef Eric Chauffour, Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris Ottawa. All in favour?

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post #76 of 146
I joined this web page due to your posting. I also worked for Chef Rene, and share the same opinion of his ability and character as your post read. He made me want to be more than the best chef food wise. His honest desire to teach those who have the rare passion needed to make it, is something I now try to imulate in my own kitchen everyday. I strive to be the same to my cooks as he was to all of us. "Great" chefs are more than the best cooks...they're people who leave a goal for those they inspire.
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post #77 of 146

Just one name says it all

Julia.

Remarkable cook with true passion.
post #78 of 146

Arzak

I'm with Devotay. We actually wept at Arzak, and we were fighting like cats and dogs before the meal. Unreal....and very down to earth at the same time.
post #79 of 146
Who is the best Chef? Who Cares? How do you judge? By the media coverage? By his/her cookbooks? By what kind of snappy remarks he makes on the Foodnetwork?

Just remember this sobering thought:
You're only as good as your last meal....
...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
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post #80 of 146
Well besides CapeChef,
my vote would be for someone who can also write well about his food. Yves Thuries

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post #81 of 146
Thank you Panini :blush:

Foodpump, relax. It's all in good fun.
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post #82 of 146
One of the chefs that has inspired me the most, eventhough i only met him for 5 minuites was Rick tramonto of tru in Chicago. I had the pleasure of eating there 2 years ago and it is still the best meal I have ever eaten. It certainly blew Trotters away and the other 4 restaurants I had the pleasure of enjoying while in Chicago..
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post #83 of 146
Well I am just a rookie here and not a chef per say but I have several and they are:

1). Pan & Chrose who without them I would still be in the cellar on sugarwork.

2). Bo Friberg

3). Ewald Notter

4). Jacques Torres

5). Emeril Lagasse

6). Martin Chiffers (Korea)
post #84 of 146

French Laundry

It must be Thomas Keller for his way of using everything nature has to offer. Lucky are those of us who have experienced the FRENCH LAUNDRY.
post #85 of 146

Best chef

I had a restaurant in 1985, at that time, we used to read his books for inspiration... then, he was the best chef around the world was "Joel Robuchon"

2006, and he is still the best chef in Europe and possibly the world, wow, that's an accomplishment:chef:

He has book galore out there, he run many restaurants all over the world including in Vegas(MGM), and has stayed on top of his trade for so many years.... WOW, AMAZING...
Martin Laprise
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post #86 of 146
Wow, what a topic! No wonder this thread has been alive for so long. Really tough to say who I think is the best in Canada, but I would say that a couple worth noting are:

Susur Lee for his innovation and the credit he brings to Canadian restaurants
while creating a cuisine all his own.

Rob Feeni for his dedication to Candaian ingrediants and french methods

South of the border:

I have to agree with all who have said the name of the great one - Thomas Keller for his passion and art.

I think 15 years from now we will all look back and say that Grant Achatz changed the way we see food. (go figure he used to work for Keller!) At 31 years old he is doing things to food that I barely understand. I can't say that I even know if I like what he is doing, but I can say it shows a level of understanding and skill that far surpasses my own.

If it is just pure entertainment value we are looking at my vote goes to Emeril for his "cookertainment". You have got to give the guy credit, he is the definition of creating a brand with his high energy live format, fans, catch phrases, products and buckets of money. I have to say that personally he annoys the crap out of me, but I respect what he has accomplished.
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post #87 of 146

Chef

What makes a chef better than the other if they both know their food and basic techniques ? Its taste in the food they produce and the number of clients will determine that. I have recently both a pasta book by the name of PASTA SEDUCTION which in my opinion is the best pasta book that I ever came across and is published by a chef that I have never heard off. Chefs are a rare bread and most good chefs will not get the publicity they deserve as they sell themselves short.
post #88 of 146
Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at Royal Hospital road in london is considered among the top 5 in the world. Imo he is one of the best chefs in this country and hes going global. He already has a restaurant in Dubai, and hes opening one in New York.

Heston Bluementhal's restaurant The Fat Duck is supposed to be the best restaurant in the world. He isnt a celebrity chef yet, but hes currently making a series now i believe. Hes got a Scientific and psychological approach to his cusine which is what makes his style so unique.
post #89 of 146
Hamaro Cantu, MOTO, Chicago

CharllieTrotter is deff one of my tops

and Thomas keller-French Laundry......mmmmm

I really enjoyed doing a salon w/ Pat O'Connell- Inn at Little Washington, very down to earth and respectfull.
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post #90 of 146

Best Chef

Marco Pierre White incredible talent and 3 michelin stars speak for themselves. He was not originally a classically trained chef, just vey very gifted.He was also mentor to Gordon Ramsay.:smiles:
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