The Top 10 World's Best Chefs 2024 List (Famous & Richest Chefs)

The top 10 best chefs in the world in 2024.

The best chefs in the world in 2024 are great chefs known to many for their great expertise in cooking. These chefs are Michelin Starred. They are chefs that offer delicious healthy meals. 

Eating a delicious meal makes us happy, feel good, giving us energy that makes us active throughout the day. For this, many cannot resist going to their restaurants, buying their cookbooks, going to their cooking schools, and more. 

Here are the top 10 world's best chefs 2024 list (famous & richest chefs), they are, 

  1. Alain Ducasse
  2. Gordon James Ramsay   
  3. Pierre Gagnaire
  4. Martín Berasategui
  5. Yannick Alléno
  6. Thomas Aloysius Keller
  7. Anne-Sophie Pic
  8. Yoshihiro Murata
  9. Seiji Yamamoto
  10. Andreas Caminada   

Plus the best chef of all time. Check out the ranking of the best chefs in the world according to their Michelin star awards, age, nationality, estimated net worth, and lots more.

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10. Andreas Caminada                    

One of the best chefs in the world is Andreas Caminada.
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Michelin Stars: 7

Age: 45 (6 May 1977)

Nationality: Swiss (Ilanz, Switzerland)

Net worth: Around $4 million

In the area of Graubünden, he finished his apprenticeship as a cook in 1996 at the Signina Hotel, Laax. After that, he works with some companies as a chef tournant, chef entremetier, and a pâtissier. 

Two years later, he began to work in a number of top restaurants in Switzerland as well as in neighboring countries. At the Schauenstein Schloss Restaurant, he has been the chef de cuisine and the leaseholder. 

He started this restaurant with 4 employees and it has 3 suits, 30 seats, and just 3 guest rooms. This restaurant has received 19 Gault Millau points and 3 Michelin stars and it is recognized as one of the top world’s best restaurants. 

He has been awarded several times as Switzerland’s best chef. With his inventive and adventurous foods, he is certainly one of the best chefs in the world in 2024. He was honored with two Michelin stars in the 2008 Michelin Guide edition. 

At the age of 34, he received another 2, which is his third Michelin star. He has received many other awards, such as the "Best Restaurant in Europe", 2018 award by the US restaurant rating portal OAD. 


9. Seiji Yamamoto                           

On the list of the top best chefs in the world is Seiji Yamamoto.
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Michelin Stars: 7

Age: 52 (1970)

Nationality: Japanese

Cooking style: Japanese cuisine

Net worth: Around $5 million

He holds these Michelin stars from his restaurant, Nihonryori RyuGin. He is Europe's youngest three-star chef. He is undoubtedly among the top best chefs in the world in 2024. 

His passion for cooking was revealed when he was 11 years old while he was in school. That was when he cooked a dish of rice and vegetable. 

This impressed everyone including her mother. Since then, he has been cooking with her mother so often that he did not have time to play even as young as he is. 

Then he went to culinary school and later spent 11 years working at Aoyagi, a restaurant under Hirohisa Koyama. At this point, people get to know him for his skills, and he began to give presentations in places like the Madrid Fusión international culinary show. 

His presentation really impressed many chefs and he was described as one of the Japan’s most important chefs. 

He was also described as one of 50 reasons Tokyo was the world’s greatest city by Time Out. He was listed among the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality on the Global 100 by the International Hospitality Institute in June 2022.

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8. Yoshihiro Murata                   

Yoshihiro Murata
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Michelin Stars: 7

Cooking style: Kyoto kaiseki

Age: 70 (15 December 1951)

Nationality: Japanese

Net worth: $15 million

He is referred to as Asia’s most iconic chef. Before Michelin's guide was been published in Japan, he has been famed as a kaiseki chef, he is truly a legend. He is a hard-working chef and he is hugely respected for this. 

His Michelin honors added to his fame, and his seven Michelin stars awards are distributed as follows. Two Michelin stars for Kikunoi Roan, three stars for Kikunoi Honten, and two stars as well for Kikunoi Akasaka. 

Apart from that, he has been awarded the American Express Icon in the year 2020. Because he has a passion for cooking, he decides to leave his traditional Japanese restaurants in the 1970s and travels to Paris. 

He then enrolls in Sorbonne's program to study French cooking. That is very unusual around that time with him being esteemed with traditional background. 

He later see that the rest of the world knew nothing about Japanese cuisine as well as its culture. With this, he changed his mind and he decided to make it his life's work to educate the rest of the world about Japanese food and culture.


7. Anne-Sophie Pic                    

Anne-Sophie Pic is one of the best chefs in the world today.
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Michelin Stars: 8

Age: 53 (12 July 1969)

Cooking style: French cuisine

Nationality: French (Valence, Drôme, France)

Net worth: $245 million

She is the only female on the list of the top 10 best chefs in the world. Maison Pic was her family restaurant, which received 3 Michelin stars in 2007. Restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic which is her second restaurant received 2 Michelin stars. 

La Dame de Pic, her London restaurant also earn 2 Michelin stars. Another La Dame de Pic was opened in Singapore which received a Michelin star in Michelin 2022 Guide. Altogether, she has 8 Michelin stars and in 2011, she was named the Best Female Chef and it is still like that today. 

Her father, Andre Pic was a chef and was recognized for his crayfish gratin dish. This is how she gained experience as a chef even though she did not follow in her father’s footsteps in the type of dish her father was particularly known for. 

She travels to the USA and Japan where she worked with various companies as an intern. At the age of 23, in 1992, she travel back to France and his father train her more to be a skillful chef at Maison Pic. Till today, she is only France’s three female Michelin starred.

6. Thomas Aloysius Keller            

Thomas Aloysius Keller is one of the best chefs in the world that people like.
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Michelin Stars: 8

Cooking style: French

Age: 66 (14 October 1955)

Nationality: American                   

Net worth: Around $150 million                         

He is a chef, cookbook author, and restaurateur. For his 2 different restaurants, he won three-star Michelin ratings simultaneously. No American chefs have achieved this. 

He has one Michelin star at The Surf Club Restaurant, another one at Bouchon, three for The French Laundry, and three at Per Se. His restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, has been outstanding. 

With it, he has received many awards such as the Best Chef in America in 1997, and the Best California Chef in 1996. He had many other awards from James Beard Foundation like “Outstanding Restaurateur” and “Outstanding Chef”. 

He got the idea of cooking from his mother, who was a restaurateur. He actually got to know he has a passion for cooking at the time he worked in Rhode Island as a cook. 

It was at this point he was known to French-born Master Chef Roland Henin and at The Dunes Club; he was required to cook staff meals. This is how his cooking career started. His six cookbooks have been printed in over 1.5 million copies. 

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5. Yannick Alléno                     

Yannick Alléno
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Michelin Stars: 10

Age: 53 (16 December 1968)

Cooking style: French cuisine

Nationality: French (Puteaux, France)

Net worth: Between $5 to $10 million

The words "creativity" as well as "innovation" in gastronomy are now often used to refer to Yannick Alléno. He has worked tirelessly for 40 years to capture the spirit of traditional French cuisine and modernize it to the fullest extent possible. 

With a range of restaurants spanning Asia to the Middle East, his innovative recipes have made him famous throughout the globe. However, Alléno keeps making a name for himself as one of the top chefs in the world. 

Here is a little story about him. At the teenage years of 15, he began to learn from the best chefs in France.  At Royal Monceau, he started his culinary career after which he joins the Hotel Sofitel Sèvres. 

This gives him the opportunity to work very close to chef Martial Henguehardm and Roland Durand. Then he studied under Chef Louis Grondard when he entered Drouant. All this brings about his great skills in cooking. 

He has many restaurants. His restaurant, Le 1947 at Cheval Blanc Courchevel was founded in 2008. He also operates Pavillon Ledoyen, one of Paris's oldest restaurants. L'Abysse and one for Stay restaurants have all received Michelin stars awards. 

The Group Yannick Alléno was launched by him in 2008 together with Florence Cane. One Michelin star was also awarded to Yannick Alléno à l’Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo as well. 

4. Martín Berasategui                  

Among the best chefs in the world today is Martín Berasategui.
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Michelin Stars: 12

Age: 62 (27 April 1960)

Cooking style: Basque cuisine

Nationality: Spaniard (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)

Net worth: $5 million

He is listed among the top best chefs in the world and is the best meat chef in the world. Here are details about him. He owns Lasarte-Oria (Gipuzkoa), Spain, an eponymous restaurant. He founded this restaurant in 1993. 

The restaurant was regarded as one of the world’s best restaurants. Basque cuisine, he is skillful. Bodegón Alejandro is his parent’s restaurant since that time he was 14 years, he began to work with them there. 

At 17 years of age, he was sent to train as a pastry chef in France. Then 3 years later, he took over Bodegón Alejandro, and at 25 years of age after that, he earns his first Michelin star. 

Additionally, to the three stars he earns at Restaurante Martin Berasategui, he also holds three Michelin stars at Restaurante Lasarte in Barcelona and two more at M.B. in Tenerife. His M.B. restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Abama resort in Tenerife received a Michelin star in the 2010 guide edition. 


3. Pierre Gagnaire                      

Among the top best chefs in the world is Pierre Gagnaine.
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Michelin Stars: 14

Age: 72 (9 April 1950)             

Cooking style: fusion cuisine

Nationality: French (Apinac, Loire, France)

Net worth: Around $9 million

Chef Gagnaire is a pioneer of the fusion cuisine trend. He owns and operates the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant at 6 rue Balzac, Paris. He started his career at St. Etienne, where he earned three Michelin stars. 

He is an expert in that he turned upside down traditional French cooking norms by introducing startling contrasts of ingredients, textures, tastes, and flavors. In the year 2015, he was honored as the best chef in the world and still remains one of the best chefs in 2024. 

Three Michelin stars have been awarded to the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant, which serves modern French cuisine. In London, he also serves as the executive chef at Sketch. These two restaurants are recognized as one of the best restaurants. 

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2. Gordon James Ramsay               

Out of the top best chefs in the world is Gordon James Ramsay.
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Michelin Stars: 17

Age: 55 years (8 November 1966)

Cooking style: European

Nationality: British (Johnstone, Scotland)

Net worth: $220 million

He is a chef, writer, television personality, and restaurateur. He is undeniably one of the best chefs in the world and of course, he is among the most famous chefs on TV. 

At the age of 19, he focus on his culinary education because, from the beginning of his teenage years, he has a passion for cooking. He later study at a catering college, and he said it was only by accident that he study it. 

In 1997, he established Gordon Ramsay restaurants and this restaurant holds 7 Michelin stars. Even though some people complain about his appearance on television as they describe his communication as being blunt and his strict demeanor. 

Yet, he is loved by many for his outstanding skills. He integrates work in the food, television, film hotel, cuisine, and entertainment industries. Ramsay has promoted and employed a number of cooks that were under his direction as apprentices. 

He is well-known for hosting television shows about cooking competitions and food, for example in 2004, the TV show, British series Hell's Kitchen. He has received many awards as regards being a chef, for instance, he received Catey’s Award for being the top chef in the UK.


1. Alain Ducasse - Best Chef In The World    

Alain Ducasse is the best chef in the world.
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Michelin Stars: 21

Age: 66 (13 September 1956)

Cooking style: French cuisine

Nationality: French (Orthez, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France)

Net worth: Around $13 million

He is the best male chef in the world right now. He has many restaurants that he operates and one of them is the Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, which receives 3 stars from the Michelin Guide in 2005 which is the top rating. 

He opened this restaurant in June 2000, in New York City, USA. At the age of 16, he started his apprenticeship at the Pavillon Landais restaurant, and later he also went to Bordeaux hotel school. 

When he finished his apprenticeship, he started to work at Michel Guérard's restaurant and Gaston Lenôtre. Then he has the opportunity to work under legendary chef Roger Vergé as an assistant at Moulin de Mougins. 

He was able to know the Provençal cooking methods from him and this is what he was recognized for today. Ducasse's writing and interests have helped him gain recognition. 

Only two chefs, including him, have earned 21 Michelin stars throughout their careers. Apart from his restaurants, he has consulting activities, cookbooks, and cooking schools which are yielding millions of dollars for him in revenue. 



 Joël Robuchon-Best Chef of all Time 

Joël Robuchon is the best chef of all time.
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Michelin Stars: 32

Age: 73 (7 April 1945 - 6 August 2018)

Nationality: French (Poitiers, France)

Net worth: $185 million

At the beginning of his life, he wanted to go for a clerical career. He later changed his mind when began working as a pastry chef at the Relais de Poitiers hotel as an apprentice chef in 1960 at the time he was 15 years old. 

He entered the "Compagnon du Tour de France" apprenticeship when he was 21 years old, which allowed him to travel the nation while studying various local techniques. 

In 1989, in the guide Gault Millau, the late chef was referred to as the "Chef of the Century". He is definitely one of the best chefs of all time. In 1976, he was awarded as France's best worker in cuisine (Meilleur Ouvrier de France). 

He has written and published several cookbooks and two among them have been translated into English. He has many restaurants in places like New York City, Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore, Shanghai, Paris, Montreal, Monaco, Macau, London, Hong Kong, Bordeaux, and Bangkok. 

In 2016, he earned 32 Michelin Guide stars across all of his famed restaurants, which is the highest number of any restaurateur in history. Joel Robuchon has the most Michelin stars. Sadly, two years later he died after earning 32 stars.

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  1. I wish I could eat in one of their restaurants.

    1. It is really possible. Check their addresses or it might not be all that possible if you are not living in the country their restaurants are, only if you can travel there.


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