Chefs of Distinction

Allen Susser
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological

Allen Susser

Allen Susser was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 25, 1956 into a family heritage rich with celebrating life through food. Among his fondest memories as a child was the discovery o f the cultural importance placed on food.

Michel Richard
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological

Michel Richard

Michel Richard was a pioneer in creating the revolutionary French/California cuisine that is now so prevalent. His style is light, fresh and intelligent, focusing on innovative combinations, witty presentations and always an element of texture. "His restless California cuisine is beautiful, offbeat and constantly changing," states Ruth Reichl of the New York Times.