World's top chefs coming to 'MasterChef' kitchen
Things will be heated in the "MasterChef" kitchen Tuesday night, and it won’t be from the skillets or stoves.
Three of the world's top chefs, Guy Savoy, Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud, will all act as judges when the Top 4 continue their bid for home chef supremacy.
A Michelin Star denotes dining excellence in the culinary world – Savoy, Ducasse and Boulud’s restaurants have 33 between them. In contrast, the entire "MasterChef" kitchen, including judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich, currently hold 12.
Savoy is a world-renowned chef who currently operates six restaurants between the United States, France and Singapore. His eateries have appeared multiple times on the list of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants," an annual compilation by the British magazine, Restaurant. The average price of a meal without beverages at his Las Vegas location: $190.
Ducasse is the only chef to simultaneously hold Michelin Stars in three cities, and the only one to attain 21 Michelin Stars in his career. In 2009, Ducasse opened a public cooking school in Paris that welcomes individuals from all talent levels, with the only requirement being a passion to cook. Ducasse ranked sixth on Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of richest celebrity chefs.
Boulud is French by birth, but has made New York City his home for a majority of his adult life. He currently operates eight Manhattan restaurants, and 14 eateries in total. Boulud is currently preparing to open the doors to his first Canadian restaurant, Café Boulud, in the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto this October.
The four remaining contestants on "MasterChef" are Becky Reams, Christine Ha, Frank Mirando and Joshua Marks. On Tuesday, the hopefuls will pair up into teams, with the losing duo facing off in a battle to make the best soufflé.