Jean-Georges Klein, France “100 Best Chefs”

Jean-Georges Klein, France “100 Best Chefs”

Jean-Georges Klein began in hospitality studying hotel management in Strasbourg, France. After he finished his program in 1969, he returned to his family’s restaurant and became the head waiter. He remained as such until the age of 40 when he began to cook....
Motokazu Nakamura, Japan “100 Best Chefs”

Motokazu Nakamura, Japan “100 Best Chefs”

Nakamura has been a feature of Kyoto, Japan, for more than 180 years. As the sixth generation of the Nakamura family, Motokazu Nakamura knew it was his destiny to take over his father’s restaurant and continue the legacy. In fact, the restaurant originally...
Hans Neuner, Portugal “100 Best Chefs”

Hans Neuner, Portugal “100 Best Chefs”

Born in Austria, Hans Neuner had both a thirst for travel and cooking. Working in hotel restaurants in an effort to see the world, he worked at the Carlton in Saint Moritz, Switzerland; the Dorchester in London and the Tristan in Mallorca, Spain, before...
Norbet Niederkofler, Italy “100 Best Chefs”

Norbet Niederkofler, Italy “100 Best Chefs”

Norbet Niederkofler got his first taste of cooking learning from his dad growing up in the Dolomites of Italy. Off he went to Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Austria to train in the culinary field. When he made his way back to Italy, he joined Rosa...
Jiro Ono, Japan “100 Best Chefs”

Jiro Ono, Japan “100 Best Chefs”

At 94 years of age, Jiro Ono shows no signs of stopping. Regarded as the world’s greatest sushi chef, Ono began working in restaurants at the age of 7.  First working as an apprentice to learn the art of sushi, Ono became qualified by 1951....
Gaston Acurio, Peru “100 Best Chefs”

Gaston Acurio, Peru “100 Best Chefs”

Considered the Ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, Gaston Acurio didn’t begin in the culinary field. Instead, he listened to his family and went to law school. Yet, he couldn’t shake his love for food and eventually headed to Paris to study at the...