Chefs Everywhere Say Thanks to Paul Bocuse
CHEFS EVERYWHERE SAY THANKS TO PAUL BOCUSE
The gastronomic world reacted today to the news that legendary French chef, Paul Bocuse, has died, aged 91.
Bocuse was one of the most influential chefs of his generation, helping shape and push the refinement of Nouvelle cuisine under his mentor Fernand Point at La Pyramide restaurant in Vienne, France. Later, in his own restaurants, he created numerous dishes, styles, techniques, approaches and presentations that rippled across French cuisine and beyond.
In 1956 Bocuse started work at his family's restaurant, Auberge du Pont de Collonges in Lyon and within two years recieved his first Michelin star. By 1965 the restaurant held three Michelin stars, an accolade it retains to this day.
In terms of training, there isn’t an important chef in the modern day cooking landscape who wasn’t somehow directly taught or inspired by the work of Bocuse - a chef who continued throughout his career to open successful restaurants around the world.