Updated: Aug 27
“Let’s Collab” seems to be a term used by millennials who have figured out the power of collaborating with like-minded individuals and using it to everyone’s advantage. With that said, chefs seem to have taken note, and we’ve been absolutely honored to witness four legendary chef collaborations.
In addition to giving guests an amazing opportunity to indulge in an experience created by not one, but two legendary chefs, these collaborations are an amazing marketing opportunity for restaurants, and create a massive buzz. Industry fanatics and foodies alike are given the opportunity to check off eating the creations of two renowned chefs in one sitting. That’s bucket list goals.
March 11, 2019
Chef Clare Smyth
Chef Anne Sophie Pic
For International Women’s day, two of the most influential female chefs hosted a collaboration dinner in Anne-Sophie Pic’s restaurant, La Dame de Pic in Tower Hill, London. Chef Clare Smyth of Core: voted the best female chef in the world in 2018, and Anne Sophie Pic, named the best female chef in the world in 2011 hold nine Michelin stars between their restaurants.
The evening offered a 5-course tasting menu featuring Clare Smyth’s signature “potato & roe” (dubbed the best potato in the world) and Sophie Anne Pic’s “turbot with a smoked beetroot rose.
Editors Note: ...And if I may add, it seriously makes me smile that female chefs are pushing boundaries and making bad a** moves.
May 7, 2019
Chef Claude Bosi
Chef Björn Frantzén
Just a few weeks ago, Claude Bosi of Claude Bosi @ Bibendum and Björn Frantzén of Frantzén collaborated in Claude Bosi’s legendary restaurant located in the original Michelin House in Chelsea, London. The dinner was called “Dinner with Friends” and welcomed the London community for an evening of the chef's classics.
Celebrated French chef, Claude Bosi who holds two Michelin stars welcomed one of Stockholm’s most innovative restaurant’s (the first to hold three Michelin stars in Sweden) for one night only. The menu featured Claude Bosi’s classic canapé: "Bibendum Olives" and dish: "Nosotto Mona Lisa” and Frantzén's: “Chawanmushi, 100-day aged pork broth with Frantzen prestige caviar”.
Coming June 17, 2019
Chef Monica Galetti
Chef Rachel Humphrey
One of UK's most recognized food personalities from Master Chef: The Professionals, Monica Galetti, is reuniting with Rachel Humphrey of Le Gavroche, in her Fitzrovia restaurant, MERE.
Monica Galetti was recognized for her culinary talents during her time at Le Gavroche, a two Michelin Star restaurant from Michel Roux Jr.. Fast forward twenty years, Galetti’s successful and on-going run as a judge on MasterChef UK, and the opening of her very own restaurant with partner David Galetti in 2017 called MERE has been an inspiring chef story.
During her time working with Michael Roux Jr's restaurants as a senior sous and head chef, Monica worked alongside Rachel Humphrey honing her skills for her next venture. Rachel Humphrey worked her way to become the first female head chef in Le Gavorche’s 40-year history. On June 17 the two will reunite in MERE’s kitchen, for an exclusive tasting menu with paired wines by master sommelier David Galetti, and head sommelier Sandra Bein.
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May 19, 2019
Chef Alex Dilling
Chef Paul Liembrandt
After a successful run leading some of New York's and London's Michelin starred kitchens, London native, Alex Dilling took over the Greenhouse kitchen in Mayfair, London. Following a newly introduced menu using British produce, Alex Dilling welcomed Chef Paul Liebrandt for a one off collaboration named "Four Hands Dinner".
"London-Yorker", Paul Liebrandt is recognized for his unique approach to classic cuisine and graphic visual in presentation. Guests enjoyed signature dishes from both chefs for lunch and dinner service. Tickets included an 8-course menu, canapés, petits fours as well as handcrafted chocolates and a signed menu to take home.
Photography by Nathan Snoddon, Food Story Media
Written by Alla Malina, Food Story Media