Born and raised on the outskirts of Alsace, France, Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most famous chefs with a constellation of three and four star restaurants worldwide.
He began his training at Auberge de l’Ill, then went on to work under Paul Bocuse and Master Chef Louis Outhier. Vongerichten then traveled to Asia to continue his training at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, the Meridien Hotel in Singapore and the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong. It was during this time that Vongerichten developed his love for the exotic and aromatic flavors of the East and his signature cuisine.
Jean-Georges has published four cookbooks and has appeared on myriad television programs, while co-hosting with his wife Marja on PBS’ series, Kimchi Chronicles. In the last two years, Jean-Georges has opened The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, ABC Kitchen, Simply Chicken, The Pump Room, and Eden Rock. ABC Kitchen was awarded Best New Restaurant of 2011 by the James Beard Foundation.