Another name that has appeared on this list again and again? Alain Ducasse, who not only helped many of the world’s best chefs get their start but has 17 Michelin stars to his name — the most of any chef alive.

French-born Ducasse began cooking at the age of 16 and isn’t settling down anytime soon. He now has 36 restaurants around the world, but his flagship can be found at The Dorchester hotel in London. With so many awarded restaurants in various countries, Ducasse is the first chef to have three Michelin stars in three different cities.

Visit Paris’ Plaza Atheneé for a setting out of a fairytale before dining on the haute cuisine Ducasse is now famous for.