Chefs of Distinction

George Mavrothalassitis
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological

George Mavrothalassitis

George Mavrothalassitis is chef/proprietor of Chef Mavro restaurant in Honolulu and a founding member of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. In 2003 he won the prestigious James Beard Foundation award as the Best Chef in Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest.

Joël Robuchon
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological

Joël Robuchon

To understand the legend that is Joël Robuchon, one must first see his restless pursuit of giving his best. “I constantly strive; my work is permanent research, my permanent obsession with the quality of one’s labor,” Chef Joël Robuchon said. It has been this total commitment to perfection, achieved through a fiercely disciplined work ethic and a voracious quest for knowledge, which allowed a young man from the countryside of post-war France to brilliantly and skillfully reinvent French cuisine.