Even though Spanish chefs filled this list of best chefs, there is only one in the top 20: Martin Berasategui

Since childhood, Berasategui was a part of Spanish cuisine. His parents and aunt operated Bodegon Alejandro restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. Berasategui, of course, learned the ropes from family before leaving for France at the age of 15 to study with chefs such as Andre Mandion, Didier Oudil, Michel Guerard and Alain Ducasse.

Returning to Spain, he opened his own restaurant with his wife, Oneka Arregui, for which he was awarded a Michelin star. He received his second star in 1996 and then his third in 2001. He is the most decorated Spanish chef to date with 12 Michelin stars to his name.