Eric Ripert

Headlining Chef 2019

Eric Ripert, widely known for his acclaimed New York restaurant Le Bernardin, began his culinary journey at the age of 15 when he left home to attend culinary school. Two years later, he moved to Paris, where he worked, at the legendary La Tour D’Argent and the Michelin three-starred Jamin, where he would return after completing his military service. In 1989, Ripert moved to the States where he would hold positions at Jean Louis at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. and, eventually, Le Bernardin, where he is both the chef and co-owner.

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