Pierre Gagnaire

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Pierre Gagnaire
Born 9 April 1950 (1950-04-09) (age 68)
Apinac, Loire, France
Culinary career
Website pierre-gagnaire.com

Pierre Gagnaire (born 9 April 1950 in Apinac, Loire) is a French chef, and the head chef and owner of the eponymous Pierre Gagnaire restaurant at 6 rue Balzac in Paris (in the 8th arrondissement). Gagnaire is an iconoclastic chef at the forefront of the fusion cuisine movement. Beginning his career in St. Etienne where he won three Michelin Stars, Gagnaire tore at the conventions of classic French cooking by introducing jarring juxtapositions of flavours, tastes, textures, and ingredients. On his website Pierre Gagnaire gives his mission statement as the wish to run a restaurant which is 'facing tomorrow but respectful of yesterday' ("tourné vers demain mais soucieux d'hier").

In Europe[edit]

The restaurant specializes in modern French cuisine, and has garnered three Michelin stars. Gagnaire is also head chef of Sketch in London.[1][2] In 2005 both restaurants were ranked in the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants by industry magazine Restaurant,[3] with Pierre Gagnaire ranking third for three consecutive years (2006, 2007, and 2008[4][5][6]).

In the United States[edit]

In December 2009, Gagnaire made his United States debut with Twist, a new restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas, which has since received a Forbes Five-Star Award.[citation needed]

Media appearances[edit]

Pierre Gagnaire has made appearances on Fuji TV's Iron Chef. He represented France in the 1995 Iron Chef World Cup. He later appeared in the "France Battle" because of financial difficulties at that time.[citation needed]


In 2015, Gagnaire won a Best Chef in the World award.[7][8]


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