Meet The World-Class Chefs Who Have The Highest Michelin Stars In The World

by Tejashee Kashyap
Meet The World-Class Chefs Who Have The Highest Michelin Stars In The World

It’s never so easy to cook food that’s a class apart. And the ones who do it have exceptional culinary skills and innovative approaches to cooking. The world’s best chefs are not just good at their craft, in addition, they bring new culinary brilliance to the table. Hence, a Michelin star becomes these chefs’ most prestigious accolade. Here are the world-class chefs with the highest number of Michelin stars. Take a look:

1. Alain Ducasse (17 Stars)


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Alain Ducasse is one of the most celebrated chefs in the world, known for his culinary innovations, creativity, and passion for high-quality ingredients. He has a total of 17 Michelin stars over the course of his illustrious career. His restaurant empire spans the globe, with over 20 restaurants in 10 countries. Over the years, Ducasse has continued pushing the boundaries of haute cuisine, exploring new flavours, techniques, and ingredients in his cooking, showcasing the best of French gastronomy.

2. Pierre Gagnaire (14 Stars)

Gagnaire has been praised for his ability that combines classic French techniques with avant-garde culinary concepts. He has 14 Michelin stars over the course of his long and illustrious career. His flagship restaurant, named after himself, in Rue Balzac in Paris has maintained three Michelin stars for over two decades. Moreover, Gagnaire’s cuisine is complex, with each dish incorporating multiple layers of flavours, textures, and aromas.

3. Martin Berasategui (12 Stars)

If you are looking for a world-renowned chef, look no further than Martin Berasategui who has a total of 12 Michelin stars. This Basque-born celebrity chef’s unique style and creative flair have made him one of the most celebrated chefs in the world. He continues to bring traditional flavours and ingredients of the Basque region. He’s also one of a select few chefs in the world who have two triple Michelin-starred restaurants to their name. It has been on the World’s 50 best restaurants list for 6 years.

4. Yannick Alleno (10 Stars)


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Alleno is a French chef who has been awarded a total of 10 Michelin stars for his inventive approach to French cuisine. He is known to combine traditional techniques with modern flavours and ingredients. Moreover, Alléno has been carrying out research and development on French cuisine and starting his own culinary movement, Modern Cuisine. As part of his research, he closely studied sauces and even patented a technique, Extractions®.

5. Anne-Sophie Pic (8 Stars)


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Pic’s cuisine is characterised by its focus on simple and high-quality ingredients. Her first Michelin Star was awarded in 2001 for her work at the family’s restaurant in Valence, France.  She opened up a second restaurant, Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic, that celebrates her family’s culinary lineage from Valence.

6. Gordon Ramsay (7 Stars)


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Ramsay is known for his fiery personality and his innovative approach to classic British cuisine.  His Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay, has had three Michelin stars since 2001. In addition, it is London’s longest-running three Michelin-starred restaurant. Ramsay remains a dominant force in the world of haute cuisine characterised by its bold flavours and innovative twists on traditional British dishes. In 2019, he was the 35th highest-earning celebrity in the world on the Forbes list.

Also Read: Gordon Ramsay Brings His London Based 3 Michelin-Starred Restaurant To Sydney

7. Yoshihiro Murata (7 Stars)


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Yoshihiro Murata is considered the master of kaiseki cuisine. In addition to his ability to create visually stunning and delicious dishes, he is known for balancing flavours and textures. In Kikunoi, which is a Ryotei located in Kyoto, he pays tribute to his forefathers’ classic kaiseki cuisine through a fresh and modern approach. Additionally, he has taken his eastern expertise internationally, Murata’s latest venture is Tokimeite, an authentic Waygu restaurant in Mayfair.

8. Andreas Caminada (7 Stars)

Caminada’s seven Michelin stars are a testament to his talent and dedication to the culinary arts. His first restaurant, Schloss Schauenstein, a 12th-century castle restaurant is located in Fürstenau, Switzerland and has held three Michelin stars since 2011. Moreover, it offers a unique dining experience that blends traditional Swiss cuisine with modern techniques and ingredients. He owns 2 other Michelin-starred restaurants, IGNIV by Andreas Caminada at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz and Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.

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