Thomas Keller

Thomas Keller, chef and restaurateur of The French Laundry, Per Se and other notable restaurants

The Power List 2016: No. 5 Thomas Keller

NRN presents The Power List 2016, our third annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. The Top 10 on the list are leading the restaurant industry today, and shaping its future.

The world at large might be enamored of chefs that appear on television, with their catchphrases, charisma and appreciation for drama, but ask chefs about who they admire, and as likely as not they’ll mention Thomas Keller.

His appearances at culinary schools draw lines of adoring students hoping for an autograph. His attendance at 
industry parties is accompanied by hushed whispers of appreciation, and hope for his signature salmon tartare cones. The roster of leading chef

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