Home » Food and Drink

French Star Chef Alain Ducasse is now a Monaco Star Chef

Sep 5, 2008
For centuries, cooks and chefs have dwelled unseen in kitchens. They created their masterpieces anonymously, hoping for little more than their customers delight in return.

Recently, fine chefs have finally come into the spotlight. Several talented culinary artists around the world have been given television shows, book deals and the opportunity to truly share their skills with the world.

Alain Ducasse is one of the world's most beloved chefs. His experience as a chef dates back to when he was just 16 years old in France. At this young age, he apprenticed at the Pavillon Landais restaurant in Soustons. Soon after that, he assisted the celebrated chef Roger Verge at Moulin de Mougins. It was here that Ducasse formed the basis of his signature cooking style.

Over the next several years, Ducasse held the title of chef at many fine restaurants in France. His skill became widely known, and in 1984 he was honoured with a two star rating in the Michelin Red Guide. The two-star rating is not given lightly, and Alain Ducasse was delighted to receive such a rating.

However, Ducasse would soon earn an even higher honor. While acting as Chef des Cuisines at Le Louis XV in Monte Carlo, he was awarded the highly coveted three-star Red Guide rating.

Since then, Chef Ducasse has had the golden touch. Every restaurant he works in receives the highest accolades from critics and diners alike. He set a world record by becoming the only chef to own restaurants rated with three Michelin stars in three countries at once. His name is associated with a vast number of cookbooks, restaurants, inns, and cooking schools.

Chef Ducasse's distinctive style is punctuated by his desire to make fine dining accessible to everyone. He doesn't believe that haute cuisine should be reserved only for those in the privileged upper tiers of society. He believes that restaurants are, at their core, about eating and not about the pretentions that many other chefs assign to their food.

Recently, Ducasse has been in the news for something other than his restaurants. He has given up his French citizenship and become a citizen of Monaco. The small principality is often regarded as a tax haven for the very wealthy since citizens do not pay income tax. Ducasse's citizenship was approved by Prince Albert II, the sovereign ruler of Monaco.

Chef Ducasse's Le Louis XV is located in Monaco, and he is said to have very strong ties to the community. Ducasse has publicly denied that the relinquishment of his French citizenship was a financial move, insisting that the move will not save him much money.

Instead, the move is said to be due to his attachment to and love for Monaco. It's easy to see Ducasse's point: the principality is an enchanting place with an ideal climate. It has become one of the most popular European vacation destinations, not to mention being a wildly popular place to spend one's retirement.

Monaco is perhaps most well known for being home to the world famous Monte Carlo Casino, an opulent playground for the very wealthy. However, Alain Ducasse, like all other Monegasques, will be unable to enjoy the casino facilities. Citizens of Monaco are forbidden by law from even entering the Monte Carlo Casino.
About the Author
More information about Monte Carlo Monaco and the Monaco Grand Prix is available through yourmonaco.com

They also have a weather forecast Monaco
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 203
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources