JC 100 Culinary Luminary: Thomas Keller, Chef/Owner, The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, Bar Bouchon, Ad Hoc and C4C.
Thomas Keller was Julia’s prep cook on the premiere season of Cooking with Master Chefs.
Thomas Keller is an American chef, restaurateur, and award-winning cookbook author. Keller is the only American-born chef to hold multiple three star ratings by the Michelin Guide. He was designated a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, 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. Along with Chefs Daniel Boulud and Jerome Bocuse, Keller established the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, devoted to inspiring culinary excellence in young professionals and preserving traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America.