Favorite Chef of the moment.............Thomas Keller

Damn. This guy has some impressive credentials. Here is a video interview and gnocchi recipe. He is chef/owner of The French Laundry , Bouchon and Per Se.


  • Best American Chef: California, James Beard Foundation, 1996
  • Outstanding Chef: America, James Beard Foundation, 1997
  • Chef of the Year, Bon App├ętit Magazine, 1998
  • Voted #1 - Top Food, Zagat Guide to the Bay Area, 1998-2003
  • Five-Star Award, Mobil Travel Guide, 1999-2004
  • Favorite Restaurant in the U.S. - Restaurant Experts' Poll, Food & Wine Magazine, 2000
  • Top Restaurant for Food, Wine Spectator Magazine, 2000
  • America's Best Chef, TIME Magazine, 2001
  • Outstanding Wine Service Award, James Beard Foundation, 2001
  • Outstanding Service Award, James Beard Foundation, 2003
  • Best Restaurant in the World, Restaurant Magazine, 2003-2004
  • Best New Restaurant (Per Se), James Beard Foundation, 2005
  • Michelin Guide New York, 3 Stars for Per Se, November 2005
  • Michelin Guide Bay Area, 3 Stars for The French Laundry, October 2006

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