Over the years, Monaco has established itself as the top destination for many international events, and it comes as no surprise – given the Principality’s renown for the finest dining it offers – that Monte-Carlo is the venue for the Chefs’ World Summit.
The event started on Sunday at 2 pm at the Grimaldi Forum followed by the official opening ceremony at 7 pm. More than 100 chefs with stars to their name, and representing 34 countries, will be taking part in a wide range of discussions and demonstrations on Monday, November 27, and Tuesday, November 28.
At the Gala Sunday evening, French chef Michel Troisgros of Maison Troisgros was voted the top chef of 2018 in a list that ranks the best 100 chefs around the world.
Organised by Le Chef Magazine,”The 100 Chefs” is the world’s only chefs by chefs ranking. The anonymous vote by 2- and 3-star chefs from around the world names five international chefs who best represent the values of their profession; who create exceptional, must-try cuisine; and whose restaurants are must-visit destinations.
Michel Troisgros of Maison Troisgros (France) ranked first (also his first time in the Top 10). French chef Arnaud Donckele and the Italian chef Enrico Crippa are also in the Top Ten. Norway enters for the first time in the Top 100 with the Esben Hilmboe Bang.
Between 2015 and 2017, the top ranking countries were France, Japan, USA, Italy and Spain, however, the 2018 list sees Spain in second place tied with Japan.
There was also a rise in French chefs from 31 in 2015 to 41 in 2018. Among the new French chefs ranked for the first time are Michel Trama, Marc Veyrat, Patrick Henriroux, Frédéric Anton, Arnaud Faye and Serge Vieira.
Top Ten 100 Chefs
1. Michel Troisgros, Maison Troisgros – France
2. Yannick Alleno, Alleno Paris – France
3. Joan Roca, El Celler De Can Roca – Spain
4. Arnaud Donckele – Residence De La Pinede – France
5. Pierre Gagnaire, Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire – France
6. Emmanuel Renaut, Flocons De Sel – France
7. Enrico Crippa, Piazza Duomo – Italy
8. Pascal Barbot, L’astrance – France
9. Seiji Yamamoto, Nihonryori Ryugin – Japan
10. Alain Ducasse, Plaza Athenee – France
A full list of the 100 chefs can be read here.
Over the next two days, more than 1,500 chefs and other professionals will be present at the Summit, at which 150 exceptional food and drinks brands will also be represented.
A hundred or so highly acclaimed speakers will each have their turn at round-table discussions and during live-demos to touch on the latest trends in the industry, from environmentally-friendly cuisine to the transformation of the chef-sommelier duo.
Cooking demonstrations and exclusive dinners will also provide opportunities to share experiences and to inspire new generations of professionals in the restaurant industry, the organisers say.
The Chefs’ World Summit is the new international hub for the food and catering industry, with the world’s most distinguished chefs brought together in one exceptional location, Monte-Carlo.