Who is the man in the picture below?
Alain Ducasse (born 13 September 1956) is a French-born Monégasque chef. He operates a number of restaurants including "Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester" which holds three stars (the top ranking) in the Michelin Guide.
In 1986 Ducasse was offered the Chef position at the Hôtel de Paris in Monte Carlo, with management including the hotel's Le Louis XV.
In 1988, Ducasse expanded beyond the restaurant industry and opened "La Bastide de Moustiers", it is a twelve bedroom country inn in Provence and he began attaining financial interests in other Provence hotels.
Ducasse came to the United States and in June 2000 opened "The Alain Ducasse" restaurant in New York City's Essex hotel at 160 Central Park South, receiving the Red Guide's three stars in December 2005, in the first Red Guide for NYC.
Ducasse became the first chef to have 3 restaurants awarded 3 Michelin stars at the same time.That restaurant closed in 2007 when Ducasse chose to open a restaurant in Las Vegas named Mix, which later went on to earn one star in the Michelin Red Guide. In early 2008, Ducasse opened "Adour", at the St. Regis Hotel on 16th and K Street in Washington, D.C., and has also opened a more casual Bistro Benoit New York, at 60 West 55th Street.
On the second of July 2011, Alain Ducasse prepared a multi-course gala dinner at the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock. It was the first time Ducasse prepared an official meal for a head of state.