The world’s top chef in 2020 is connected to a French restaurant but is actually of Italian and Argentinian descent. Mauro Colagreco was trained in Buenos Aires and worked in the Argentinian capital’s best restaurants.

After his training, however, he flew to France to learn from the best, initially working under Bernard Loiseau. For years, he worked with distinguished chefs such as Alain Passard and Alain Ducasse.

In 2006, Colagreco opened Mirazur. He was named the “Revelation of the Year” and won his first Michelin star. Within three years the restaurant landed in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and Colagreco was named Chef of the Year — the first time a non-French chef earned the title. A second Michelin star followed, and Colagreco was named Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux.