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Chef, Cookbook Author & Proprietor of The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bar Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, and Ad Hoc

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Widely regarded as one of America's finest chefs, Thomas Keller is chef and owner of The French Laundry, Bouchon, and Bouchon Bakery, in Yountville, CA; Bouchon in Las Vegas, NV; and Per Se and Bouchon Bakery at The Time Warner Center in New York City. Most recently, the French-based Michelin Guide bestowed “three stars” to The French Laundry and “one star” to Bouchon in Yountville. In 2005, Per Se also received a three-star rating, making Keller the first and only American born chef to have two three-star restaurants since the guide’s inception in 1900. He is the author of the award-winning The French Laundry Cookbook and Bouchon Cookbook, both published by Artisan.In 2003, Keller collaborated with Raynaud of Limoges, France and the design firm Level on a collection of graceful white porcelain dinnerware called Point, sold nationwide. He also entered a creative partnership with renowned silversmith Christofle in designing silver hollowware currently in use at The French Laundry and Per Se. In 2000, he launched Modicum, a Napa Valley Cabernet, with Laura Cunningham and Paul Roberts, The French Laundry’s Wine Director.

In 2001, Keller was named “ America's Best Chef” by Time Magazine and as “World Master of Culinary Arts” by a panel of international judges at the Wedgwood Awards. He and his restaurants have collected many accolades in the last decade, including eleven awards from the James Beard Foundation such as: “Outstanding Restaurant Award,” “Outstanding Chef: America,” “Outstanding Wine Service,” “Best Service,” and, in 2005, “Best New Restaurant” for Per Se. In 2004, Keller was named “Best Chef” by Reader’s Digest Magazine. The French Laundry has twice been voted #1 in the list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” by the London-based Restaurant Magazine. Moreover, the restaurant has received the Mobil Travel Guide’s Five Star Award since 1999. The French Laundry is a member of Relais & Chateaux: Relais Gourmands and Traditions & Qualité, two distinguished French associations recognized for their dedication in creating and maintaining the highest international standards for hospitality and culinary excellence.

In his teens, Thomas Keller learned to cook from his mother while working at the Palm Beach restaurant she managed. With no professional training, he moved to France and served "stagiaire" apprenticeships in ten Michelin-starred restaurants, including Taillevent, Guy Savoy and Le Pré Catalan. By the early 1980’s he was working in New York City where he gained national recognition at La Reserve and Restaurant Raphael. He then opened Rakel, where he developed a loyal following bolstered by rave reviews. In 1991 Keller moved to California to be the executive chef of Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles.

Thomas Keller purchased The French Laundry in 1994. His goal was to create a three-star country French restaurant in the heart of NapaValley. A man of exceptionally high personal standards, Keller values genuine collaboration. He has successfully assembled an expert staff that shares his philosophy and vision, thus enabling him to concentrate on his many varied interests.

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Bouchon Bakery (The Thomas Keller Library)

Bouchon Bakery (The Thomas Keller Library)

Ad Hoc at Home (The Thomas Keller Library)

Ad Hoc at Home (The Thomas Keller Library)

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide (The Thomas Keller Library)

Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide (The Thomas Keller Library)

The Complete Thomas Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon (The Thomas Keller Library)

The Complete Thomas Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon (The Thomas Keller Library)

Bouchon (The Thomas Keller Library)

Bouchon (The Thomas Keller Library)

The French Laundry Cookbook (The Thomas Keller Library)

The French Laundry Cookbook (The Thomas Keller Library)

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Thomas Keller

Chef, Cookbook Author & Proprietor of The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bar Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, and Ad Hoc

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Thomas Keller Biography

Widely regarded as one of America's finest chefs, Thomas Keller is chef and owner of The French Laundry, Bouchon, and Bouchon Bakery, in Yountville, CA; Bouchon in Las Vegas, NV; and Per Se and Bouchon Bakery at The Time Warner Center in New York City. Most recently, the French-based Michelin Guide bestowed “three stars” to The French Laundry and “one star” to Bouchon in Yountville. In 2005, Per Se also received a three-star rating, making Keller the first and only American born chef to have two three-star restaurants since the guide’s inception in 1900. He is the author of the award-winning The French Laundry Cookbook and Bouchon Cookbook, both published by Artisan.In 2003, Keller collaborated with Raynaud of Limoges, France and the design firm Level on a collection of graceful white porcelain dinnerware called Point, sold nationwide. He also entered a creative partnership with renowned silversmith Christofle in designing silver hollowware currently in use at The French Laundry and Per Se. In 2000, he launched Modicum, a Napa Valley Cabernet, with Laura Cunningham and Paul Roberts, The French Laundry’s Wine Director.

In 2001, Keller was named “ America's Best Chef” by Time Magazine and as “World Master of Culinary Arts” by a panel of international judges at the Wedgwood Awards. He and his restaurants have collected many accolades in the last decade, including eleven awards from the James Beard Foundation such as: “Outstanding Restaurant Award,” “Outstanding Chef: America,” “Outstanding Wine Service,” “Best Service,” and, in 2005, “Best New Restaurant” for Per Se. In 2004, Keller was named “Best Chef” by Reader’s Digest Magazine. The French Laundry has twice been voted #1 in the list of “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” by the London-based Restaurant Magazine. Moreover, the restaurant has received the Mobil Travel Guide’s Five Star Award since 1999. The French Laundry is a member of Relais & Chateaux: Relais Gourmands and Traditions & Qualité, two distinguished French associations recognized for their dedication in creating and maintaining the highest international standards for hospitality and culinary excellence.

In his teens, Thomas Keller learned to cook from his mother while working at the Palm Beach restaurant she managed. With no professional training, he moved to France and served "stagiaire" apprenticeships in ten Michelin-starred restaurants, including Taillevent, Guy Savoy and Le Pré Catalan. By the early 1980’s he was working in New York City where he gained national recognition at La Reserve and Restaurant Raphael. He then opened Rakel, where he developed a loyal following bolstered by rave reviews. In 1991 Keller moved to California to be the executive chef of Checkers Hotel in Los Angeles.

Thomas Keller purchased The French Laundry in 1994. His goal was to create a three-star country French restaurant in the heart of NapaValley. A man of exceptionally high personal standards, Keller values genuine collaboration. He has successfully assembled an expert staff that shares his philosophy and vision, thus enabling him to concentrate on his many varied interests.

Thomas Keller Videos

  • Chef Thomas Keller: Bouncing Back from Setbacks - YouTube
    Apr 15, 2013 ... Thomas Keller is a successful chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. Chef Keller shared with a packed auditorium of Stanford GSB...
  • Thomas Keller | Food at Google - YouTube
    Jun 8, 2009 ... Thomas Keller visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to talk about his restaurant The French Laundry. This event took place...

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  • How much does it cost to book Thomas Keller?

    Booking fees for Thomas Keller, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Thomas Keller, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Thomas Keller?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Thomas Keller for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Thomas Keller for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Thomas Keller or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Thomas Keller or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Thomas Keller is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Thomas Keller for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Thomas Keller generally travels from Napa, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tom Colicchio, Art Smith, Gordon Ramsay, Tyler Florence and Michael Chiarello. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Thomas Keller for an upcoming event.

Thomas Keller Speaker Videos

  • Chef Thomas Keller: Bouncing Back from Setbacks - YouTube
    Apr 15, 2013 ... Thomas Keller is a successful chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. Chef Keller shared with a packed auditorium of Stanford GSB students ...
    Thomas Keller | Food at Google - YouTube
    Jun 8, 2009 ... Thomas Keller visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to talk about his restaurant The French Laundry. This event took place on May ...

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