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Notable Chefs in France

Influential French Chefs


Paul Bocuse has an illustrious history with gastronomy and is one of the founders of Nouvelle Cuisine.  His most prominent restaurant is l’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, a three star Michelin Guide winner outside of Lyon and is noted for its traditional French cuisine. He has written many books including Institut Paul Bocuse Gastronomique: The definitive step-by-step guide to culinary excellence


Alain Ducasse started his career as an apprentice at the Pavillion Landais restaurant in France.  Since then he has opened over 30 restaurants serving his French cuisine in France, the United States, Japan, Monaco, England, Lebanon, Italy and Macau.  He is one of two chefs to have been awarded 21 Michelin stars. His most famous book is Alain Ducasse Culinary Encyclopedia. 


Anne-Sophie Pic is the daughter of chef Jacques Pic and is the fourth woman to have attained three Michelin stars.  She has authored Scook: The Complete Cookery Guide among other books.  After her fathers death, she took control of the family restaurant, Maison Pic and subsequently went on to open Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic in Switzerland and La Dame de Pic in Paris.

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