CHRISTOPHER: I hear you’re the greatest chef after Alain Ducasse.
SOOKIE: After Alain Ducasse? Who – who said after?
Alain Ducasse (born 1956), French-born chef from Monaco. He operates a number of restaurants, including Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, in London. In 2000 he opened the Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Essex Hotel in New York City. He was the first chef to have three restaurants that had been awarded three Michelin stars in three cities (London, Paris, New York). In 2012, he held 21 Michelin stars, making him the second-highest ranked chef in the world. In 2013 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from Restaurant magazine.