Alain Ducasse wins Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

The  Staff Canteen
  Alain Ducasse has been named the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2013, sponsored by Diners Club International, part of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2013. Ducasse, who joins an ultra-elite cast of previous winners including Thomas Keller, Joel Robuchon and Michel and Albert Roux, said: “My first thought goes to Paul Bocuse, this award’s very first recipient. Through him, I also think of the generations of chefs who have preceded me and to whom I feel the heir and successor.  At the same time, I still feel like a young man and remain much more interested by the work to be done than by that already accomplished.” The 56-year-old French chef has scored 14 positions on the World’s Best 50 Restaurants list since its inception – more than any other chef. He is also the first chef in the world to gain three Michelin stars in three different cities and has been an indisputable influence on a whole generation of chefs and restaurateurs. William Drew, Editor of Restaurant magazine, organisers of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, said: "We are delighted that this prestigious accolade is going to one of the greatest chefs in France, and indeed the world. The Lifetime Achievement Award is voted for by industry experts from across the globe - chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and critics and well-travelled gourmets - and as such this is an acknowledgement from the restaurant world itself of Chef Ducasse's achievements and positive influence.” The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna will be held on 29th April at the Guildhall in London.    
In these challenging times…

The Staff Canteen team are taking a different approach to keeping our website independent and delivering content free from commercial influence. Our Editorial team have a critical role to play in informing and supporting our audience in a balanced way. We would never put up a paywall and restrict access – The Staff Canteen is open to all and we want to keep bringing you the content you want; more from younger chefs, more on mental health, more tips and industry knowledge, more recipes and more videos. We need your support right now, more than ever, to keep The Staff Canteen active. Without your financial contributions this would not be possible.

Over the last 12 years, The Staff Canteen has built what has become the go-to platform for chefs and hospitality professionals. As members and visitors, your daily support has made The Staff Canteen what it is today. Our features and videos from the world’s biggest name chefs are something we are proud of. We have over 500,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and other social channels, each connecting with chefs across the world. Our editorial and social media team are creating and delivering engaging content every day, to support you and the whole sector - we want to do more for you.

A single coffee is more than £2, a beer is £4.50 and a large glass of wine can be £6 or more.

Support The Staff Canteen from as little as £1 today. Thank you.

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 15th April 2013

Alain Ducasse wins Lifetime Achievement Award 2013