Who is the best chef of all time?

Joël Robuchin is ranked number one among the 10 best chefs in the world, making him the best chef in the world according to Michelin stars. Although he died with only 28 stars to his name, at one point Robuchon was the proud owner of 31 Michelin stars. From the Frenchman Alexis Soyer to the award-winning Thomas Keller, these important chefs exerted enormous influence on a wide range of dishes and set the standard for chefs around the world. In addition to that, this influential chef is said to have created the iconic chef's hat and the classification of the four iconic mother sauces of French cuisine.

The Michelin guide says that this iconoclastic chef is “at the forefront of the fusion cuisine movement”, famous for overturning the conventions of classic French cuisine. From Jamie Oliver to Julia Child, these chefs (and cooks) are known as some of the most famous food influencers of all time. He is also one of only two chefs to have earned 21 Michelin stars throughout his career and the first chef to own three-Michelin star restaurants in three cities. Many casual foodies and home cooks may not recognize the name of this famous French restaurateur and chef.

Possibly one of the most famous chefs in the world, this famous chef and owner has 6 Michelin stars. Known for his volatile behavior in the kitchen and his exceptional British cuisine, Gordon Ramsay is undoubtedly the most famous chef in the world. This British chef appeared on countless television shows, from his time on The Naked Chef in 1999 to his American series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution in the early 2000s. Sure, there had been leading chefs before (ever since Bocuse became famous in the 1970s, a man named Roger Jaloux primarily ran Bocuse's kitchen in Collonges), but Ducasse had empire in his eyes from the start, a unique vision of world domination and the unusual abilities to do it brilliantly.

This Austrian-American chef is a well-known name in the Western world, as he owns several restaurants around the world and has earned the status of famous chef. Seiji Yamamoto, one of the most iconic Japanese chefs of the century, sent an eel for a CT scan to better understand its anatomy.