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Hubert Keller, a Frenchman classically trained by France’s top Chefs, is now one of America’s most widely recognized and acclaimed chefs. He resides in Las Vegas, where he operates Fleur by Hubert Keller, featuring his contemporary French cooking accented with cuisine around the world. Has also launched his widely popular Burger Bar Restaurants in Las Vegas and San Francisco.
Growing up in Ribeauville, Alsace, France, Keller’s passion for the culinary arts ignited early at his father’s Patisserie Keller. Some of the greatest French Chefs- Paul Haeberlin, Gaston Lenotre, Paul Bocuse, Roger Verge -recognized his exceptional talent, trained him in their kitchens, and promoted his career. For nearly ten years, Keller far exceeded his mentor’s expectations while working throughout France and South America. In 1982, Verge sent him to San Francisco to open Sutter 500, where he was immediately enchanted by the city.
Keller has won numerous awards including the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California” and has been elected to the Foundation’s prestigious Who’s Who in Food and Beverage. Food and Wine magazine tapped him as one of the Ten Best Chefs in America, and Restaurant & Institutions gave him its Ivy Award.
Keller has cooked for several United States Presidents and was the first guest chef invited to the White House to personally prepare his sophisticated menu to President Clinton and his family. He is also known for his performance as a judge on Top Chef, as a contestant in the first season of Top Chef Masters, and as a resident judge on Top Chef Just Desserts. He has also appeared in various other shows.
Keller is also known for his generosity and support for a wide range of educational, charity and community events around the country.