Robb Report’s New Culinary Master for 2013
José Andrés discovered that Katie Button, a former medical-research student, has a rare gift for revitalizing traditional Spanish cuisine.

Katie Button of Cúrate, Asheville

Katie Button called herself "the underdog," and it was hard to argue with that. She had been a chef for just 18 months, all of them at the helm of... Read More

Mourad Lahlou of Aziza, San Francisco

In the hours before his competition dinner, Lahlou methodically unpacked five enormous coolers he had shipped from San Francisco... Read More

Matt Abergel of Yardbird, Hong Kong

Abergel spends a lot of time behind a grill: Most items on the menu at his hip restaurant in Hong Kong are threaded on a skewer and... Read More

Gavin Kaysen of Café Boulud, NYC

A seasoned culinary competitor and coach of the American team for the 2013 Bocuse d’Or, Kaysen arrived with a strategy: create a menu that marks... Read More

Dante Boccuzzi of Dante, Cleveland

The final dinner of the 2012 Culinary Masters Competition took place on the eve of Hurricane Sandy, 46 floors above the city in the... Read More

Our inaugural Culinary Masters Competition pitted five chefs against one another for the chance to be named the world’s next culinary master. Editor in chief Brett Anderson describes the event—the process, the chefs, the food.