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Classically trained by France’s top chefs, Hubert Keller is one of America’s most widely recognized and acclaimed chefs. He resides in Las Vegas, where he operates Fleur by Hubert Keller, featuring his contemporary French cooking accented with cuisines from around the world. Has also has his popular Burger Bar restaurants in Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Growing up in Ribeauvillé, in France’s Alsace region, Keller’s passion for the culinary arts ignited early at his father’s Patisserie Keller. Some of the greatest French Chefs—Paul Haeberlin, Gaston Lenôtre, Paul Bocuse, and Roger Vergé—recognized his exceptional talent, trained him in their kitchens, and promoted his career. For nearly ten years, Keller exceeded his mentors’ expectations while working throughout France and South America. In 1982, Vergé sent Keller to San Francisco to open Sutter 500, where he was immediately enchanted by the city.
Keller’s many recognitions include the James Beard Foundation Award’s Best Chef: California, and he has been elected to the foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Food & Wine magazine tapped him as one of the Ten Best Chefs in America, and Restaurant & Institutions gave him its Ivy Award.
Keller has cooked for several U.S. presidents and was the first guest chef invited to the White House to personally prepare his sophisticated menu for President Clinton and his family. He is also known for his performance as a judge on Top Chef, as a contestant in the first season of Top Chef Masters, and as a resident judge on Top Chef Just Desserts.
Chef Keller is also known for his generosity and support for a wide range of educational, charity and community events around the country.