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The 2022 ranking of the best chefs in the world

The best chefs in the world are a guarantee regarding the quality of the ingredients, the refinement of the dishes and the creativity at the base of the menus offered to their guests: we will find out which are the best chefs of 2022 worldwide, with a focus on the Michelin-starred ones and Italian chefs.

7/14/2022

The best chefs in the world are a guarantee as regards the quality of the ingredients, the refinement of the dishes and the creativity at the base of the menus offered to their guests. Their restaurants stand out for the exclusivity of the locations, the service offered and the uniqueness of the meals: let's find out which are the best chefs of 2022 worldwide, with a focus on Michelin-starred ones and Italian chefs.

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The 2022 ranking of the best chefs in the world

Best chefs in the world: ranking - Santandrea Luxury Houses Enjoying a meal prepared by one of the best chefs in the world is an experience to try at least once in a lifetime. The dishes and flavors created by these cooking geniuses are truly exceptional, in some cases unique, and often to be enjoyed in exclusive locations where the treatment for guests is of the highest quality. But who are the best chefs in the world right now? After having presented the most luxurious restaurants in Italy in another article, it is now time to talk about the best chefs on the planet according to the ranking drawn up for 2022 by Top 100 - The Best Chefs. This list includes the best starred chefs in the world, namely the most famous and internationally recognized figures in the luxury kitchen sector. For 2022, the Best Chef Awards ceremony returns to Madrid and will be held from 18 to 20 September.

This sixth edition in Spain will crown the best chef in the world, but there is already a queen as regards the best chef of 2022, namely Leonor Espinosa, chef and owner of the Leo restaurant in Bogotà, Colombia. According to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, she is the best in the world in her category, but there are also some candidates who start out as favorites for the final prize yet to be awarded: let's find out.

  • Michele Troisgros - Chef born in Turin rose to prominence in France, even being first in 2018 in the ranking Le Chef, which rewards the best chefs in the world based on the judgment of their own colleagues, thanks to his work in the famous Maison Troisgros restaurant in Ouches, which has been awarded three Michelin stars for 50 years in a row.
  • Yannick Alleno - Owner of seventeen restaurants worldwide, including two with three Michelin stars at the same time in 2018 - hence the nickname “the 6-star chef” -, is another French chef among the best in the world.
  • Alain Ducasse - We stay in France for this chef who has accumulated twenty-one Michelin stars over the course of his career in the kitchen and who has managed, over the years, to create a sort of chain of luxury and starred restaurants, all under his leadership.
  • Seiji Yamamoto - We move to Japan for this chef who has obtained three Michelin stars in Tokyo, for his restaurant Nihonryori RyuGin, present in the ranking of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, already mentioned in our article on the most luxurious restaurants in Italy.
  • Anne Sophie Pic - The French chef is one of the few women to have been included in the Le Chef ranking (in 2017 and 2018), but also obtained three Michelin stars and was elected Best Female Chef in 2011, as well as being the owner of another of the restaurants included in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, its Maison Pic.
  • René Redzepi - This Danish chef of Albanian origins makes ecology and love for the planet two guidelines of his cuisine, which is based only on products available in the area surrounding his restaurant, Noma, which has two Michelin stars.
  • Pierre Gagnaire - Another French chef, among the most famous of all, closes this list of the best in the world, thanks to his restaurants around the world, including the Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, with its three Michelin stars.


The best Italian chefs in the 2022 world ranking

Best chefs in the world: ranking Italy - Santandrea Luxury Houses In the ranking of the 100 best chefs in the world selected by Top 100 - The Best Chefs, there are also several prominent personalities coming from Italy. The time has therefore come to find out which are the best Italian chefs in the world ranking, vying to win the award for best chef in the world in 2022.

  • Annie Feolde - Let's start with this female chef, owner together with her husband Giorgio, of the Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence - which we present in our article on the most luxurious restaurants in Italy - she is the first woman in Italy to receive three Michelin stars.
  • Giuseppe Iannotti - This chef, owner of Krèsios in Telese (Campania), makes creativity and cultural contaminations two guidelines of his cuisine, combining the flavors of his territory with innovative dishes and ideas.
  • Diego Rossi - This chef trained at St. Hubertus in San Cassiano (Trentino Alto Adige), which is among the 100 in the ranking of The The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, a restaurant owned by Norbert Niederkofler, before becoming a point of reference on the use of offal in the kitchen with his Trippa restaurant in Milan.
  • Moreno Cedroni - Owner of the Madonnina del Pescatore restaurant in Senigallia (Marche), where he obtained two Michelin stars, thanks to his fish dishes, delicate and creative recipes ranging from a raw amberjack served with a leek and lemongrass sauce, with violet and basil with seafood lasagna.
  • Felix Lo Basso - This chef's restaurant, the Felix Lo Basso Home & Restaurant in Milan, has only 12 seats at the counter, arranged around his work area, which literally transforms into a stage, where the creations are meant to leave guests in awe.
  • Riccardo Camanini - Owner of the famous Lido 84 in Gardone Riviera (Lombardy), is the first Italian chef in the world ranking of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, thanks to his dishes that favor products from Lake Garda and the pastures of the area.
  • Domenico Marotta - In his restaurant Marotta Villa La Collinetta in Squille (Campania), this chef uses the highest quality ingredients available in the surrounding area, with an obsessive attention to the cooking process, to the textures and to the centrality of the individual elements.
  • Giovanni Solofra - We remain in Campania for this chef, owner of the Tre Olivi restaurant in Paestum, where the Mediterranean diet guides the choice of ingredients, flavors and dishes.
  • Massimo Bottura - Impossible not to mention this starred chef among the best in the world, thanks to his Osteria Francescana in Modena, awarded with three Michelin stars first in the ranking of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards for 2016, a recognition never obtained by an Italian restaurant previously.
  • Nadia Santini - We close with one of the most famous Italian chefs, thanks to her three Michelin stars obtained for her Ristorante Dal Pescatore in Canneto Sull'Oglio (Lombardy), where traditional Italian cuisine has even led her to be included in the ranking of Le Chef for 2018.



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