Eric Ripert

Chef

New York

Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin. In addition, Ripert has partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open restaurants at various destinations, including Blue in Grand Cayman. He is chair of City Harvest’s Food Council, a New York-based food rescue organization, as well as a recipient of the Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor. He has served as a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and is the host of his own PBS TV series Avec Eric, which has won Emmy and James Beard awards. Ripert is the author of four cookbooks, including Avec Eric (2010), On the Line (2008), A Return to Cooking (2002) and Le Bernardin Cookbook (1998).