One of his former students was the now infamous Gordon Ramsay. Alain Ducasse can easily be the most successful among the 10 best chefs in the world. Ultimately, it's impossible to say with certainty which chef is “better”. Both Ramsay and Flay have vast culinary empires, successful television shows and are considered among the best in their field.
Ramsay restaurants have received numerous Michelin stars, while Flay has only received one. However, Flay has a much more competitive dining experience due to his tenure with “Iron Chef”. The two, at the time of writing this article, have never faced each other in a contest.