About Thomas Keller
Thomas Keller, is renowned for his culinary skills and his exceptionally high personal standards. He has established a collection of restaurants that set the standard within the hospitality industry. In 1994, Keller took ownership of The French Laundry in Yountville, quickly garnering nationwide acclaim. The French Laundry has twice been named "Best Restaurant in the World" in the annual Restaurant magazine list of the Top 50 Restaurants of the World.
Keller values genuine collaboration. He has successfully assembled an expert staff that shares his philosophy and vision, thus enabling him to concentrate on his many varied interests. He is the author of the award-winning The French Laundry and Bouchon cookbooks, as well as Under Pressure, on sous-vide cooking.
In Spring 2011 French President Nicolas Sarkozy designated Chef Thomas Keller a Chevalier of The French Legion of Honour, the highest decoration in France, in recognition of his lifelong commitment to the traditions of French cuisine and his role in elevating cooking in America. He is the third American culinary figure to be so honoured.
Keller is the only American-born chef to hold multiple three star ratings by the Michelin Guide, having received a total of seven stars in the 2011 editions.