The first Chefs’ World Summit has ended in Monaco after three mouth-watering days at the Grimaldi Forum. A total of one hundred exhibitors took advantage of the limelight.
The first course was an inaugural evening with the announcement of the 100 best chefs in the world, chosen and ranked by 534 two and three-michelin-starred international chefs for Le Chef magazine.
The winner was Alain Passard, chef at l’Arpege in Paris. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there were five French chefs in the top ten, although second place went to Martin Berasate of Spain for his work at Lasarte-Oria, another three-star establishment.
Although there was a strong competitive flavour to this first event in Monaco, the Chef’s World Summit was more than anything a happy celebration of gastronomy at its summit.