Anne-Sophie Pic comes from a long line of chefs. The first family restaurant, Auberge du Pin, opened in 1889, and both her grandfather and father ran the restaurant. But like many teens, she wasn’t eager to follow in their footsteps and went to school for business.
Still, the family business was too strong, and she returned to the restaurant in 1997. Ten years later, she earned three stars from Michelin with the restaurant renamed Maison Pic.
Her multiple restaurants that followed — PIC at Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, the EPICerie Fine in Valence, la Dame de Pic London and la Dame de Pic Paris each received more stars.