Andoni Luis Aduriz
You know you’ve made it when the world knows you simply by your first name. As chef of legendary Basque dining powerhouse Mugaritz, Andoni is constantly asking the question, what if? What if he cooked without borders, not just between countries, but between the worlds of food, science and art? What if you ran a restaurant that dared to close for four months a year so the kitchen could dedicate itself exclusively to creating new dishes? And what if you shared and used your profile and knowledge to advance both cuisine and humanity through vital charity work? These are just some of the reasons Andoni is regarded as one of the modern era’s most important chefs.