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Arising from a vote made by the starred chefs of the entire world who have chosen among their peers those who best represent the values of their profession, the french chef MICHEL TROISGROS (Maison Troisgros – Roanne) reaches the first place in the classification, thus succeeding to the French chefs Alain Passard (2017), Michel Bras (2016) and Pierre Gagnaire (2015).

Announced on Sunday November 26th at 6.30 pm at the Chefs World Summit 2017 in Monaco.

A  value classification in a sector which is saturated with prizes Launched in 2015 by the French professional magazine Le Chef, “The 100 Chefs” is the international version of one of the titles which is the most recognized by the profession and the media : “Le Chef de l’Année” which gathers the votes of the chefs appearing in the Michelin Guide France. 

Between end of August and November, the 582 2* and 3* chefs of the Michelin Guide of the whole world were asked to answer, freely and anonymously, this question : 

Who are, according to you, the 5 international chefs who :

-       best hold high the values of the profession

-       create a great cooking

-       and in the restaurants of whom it is a must to have been.

In a period when a prize, a trophy or a classification of chefs comes out every month, the classification “Les 100 Chefs” stands out from the others thanks to this distinctive characteristic which gives it all its meaning : it is the only worldwide classification established objectively by the chefs themselves. Thus, after 4 classifications, “the 100 Chefs” has become a professional reflection of the gastronomic dynamism of the different countries thanks to the presence of their chefs in this classification.

A wonderful place for announcing the 2018 classification : the 2nd Chefs World Summit in  Monaco.

International meeting of the Chefs, the Chefs World Summit has invited Le Chef magazine to reveal the classification “Les 100 Chefs” during the opening evening on Sunday November 26th at 6pm.

The Top 10 is as follows :

1 – Michel TROISGROS – MAISON TROISGROS – France (for the first time in the Top 10)

2 – Yannick ALLENO – ALLENO PARIS – France

3 – Joan ROCA – EL CELLER DE CAN ROCA - Spain (4 times in the Top 10)

4 – Arnaud DONCKELE – RESIDENCE DE LA PINEDE – France (for the 1st time in the Top 10)

5 – Pierre GAGNAIRE – RESTAURANT PIERRE GAGNAIRE – France (4 times in the Top 10)

6 – Emmanuel RENAUT – FLOCONS DE SEL – France

7 – Enrico CRIPPA – PIAZZA DUOMO – Italy (for the 1st time in the Top 10)

8 – Pascal BARBOT – L’ASTRANCE – France

9 – Seiji YAMAMOTO – NIHONRYORI RYUGIN – Japan (4 times in the Top 10)

10 – Alain DUCASSE – PLAZA ATHENEE – France

To be remembered

*         The coming of 3 new Chefs in the Top 10 : the French Chefs Michel Troisgros (directly at the first place) and Arnaud Donckele and the Italian chef Enrico Crippa.

*         Norway appears for the first time in the Top 100 with the Norvegian chef Esben Hilmboe Bang.

*         A change in the ranking of the top 5 of the countries : if between 2015 and 2017, France, Japan, USA, Italy and Spain were invariably ahead of the classification , the 2018 classification shows a major change in the order since Spain is now at the 2nd place ex-aequo with Japan which has 10 chefs appearing in the classification.

*         The predominance of France :  in 2018, the international chefs classified 41 French chefs among the 100 whereas in 2015, they were only 31, which proves the dynamism of French cooking.

*         The 3 chefs appearing in the Top 10 since the 1st classification : the Spanish Joan Roca, the French Pierre Gagnaire and the Japanese Seiji Yamamoto.