It is every chef’s dream to make it in Paris, and for French-born Pierre Gagnaire, that dream came true at Hotel Balzac. The hotel is home to Gagnaire’s flagship restaurant, which currently holds three Michelin stars. 

They’re not the only stars he’s earned throughout his career though. In total, he has 14 Michelin stars — making him one of the world’s most decorated chefs.

Working in St. Etienne, France, Gagnaire launched his three-star reputation. Although he is committed to his own restaurant, where he has operated for 15 years, he lends his skills to restaurants in London, Las Vegas, Dubai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong as well.