As a child in Lyon, France, Claude Bosi grew up in his parents’ restaurant. He followed suit, enrolling in a catering college and apprenticing in Lyon. From there, he was able to secure spots at some of the best restaurants in Paris.
From the two-star Le Chiberta to Alain Passard’s L’Arpege and Ducasse, he was part of Passard’s climb from two to three stars. When he set off for England in the late 1990s, he earned Overton Grange a Michelin star while serving as head chef.
Then, it was his turn. His restaurant Hibiscus opened in 2000, receiving one star the following year and a second in 2004. He relocated the restaurant to London, where it thrived until 2016. Bosi closed the restaurant for a complete renovation and reopened it as Bibendum in 2017. And — boom! — two more stars for the new restaurant.