Guy Savoy was born on 24 July 1953 in Nevers, located in Bourgogne. In 1955, his parents moved to Bourgoin-Jallieu, a town in Isère, where his father was a gardener and his mother owned a taproom, that she would transform into a fast food and then a reputed restaurant. After three years apprenticeship with the Troisgros brothers, he owned his own restaurant in New York before opening in rue Duret, Paris in 1980, which received 2 Michelin stars in 1985. Guy Savoy is the youngest of the group of renowned chefs who invented "Nouvelle Cuisine, taking a lighter and more delicate approach to classic French cooking. In season 3 of MasterChef it was revealed that Guy was Gordon Ramsay's culinary mentor.