• Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Jean-Georges Vongerichten

    World-famous chef, businessman and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten manages and operates 32 restaurants worldwide, including The Mark and ABC Kitchen amongst a total of eight in his hometown, New York City. He is involved in every aspect – concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection, training – in creating restaurants that are both timely and enduring. Inspired by his travels, Jean-Georges is constantly developing fresh concepts and evolving as a chef and restaurateur, both adapting to and impacting the global culinary landscape.

    Born and raised near Strasbourg in Alsace, Jean-Georges’ earliest family memories are of food. He began his training in a work-study programme at Auberge de l’Ill as an apprentice to Chef Paul Haeberlin, then went on to work under Paul Bocuse and masterchef Louis Outhier at L’Oasis in southern France. With this impressive three-star Michelin background, Jean-Georges travelled to Asia and continued his training at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong.

    It was during this time spent working and travelling throughout Asia that Jean-Georges developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavours of the east. His signature cuisine abandons the traditional use of meat stocks and creams and instead features the intense flavours and textures from vegetable juices, fruit essences, light broths and herbal vinaigrettes.

    Jean-Georges has made numerous TV appearances and published several cookbooks reflecting his influential style of cooking.

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