But she had fashion-world connections, and arranged a meeting for her son at the Courreges label. But the 51-year-old chef recalled it as he sat down with The Associated Press recently at Le Bernardin and reflected on his arduous climb to the pinnacle of the culinary world.
Being a top chef was a dream he’d had since he was a young boy hanging out after school in a local chef’s kitchen, polishing off bowls of chocolate mousse.
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“I always had a passion for eating — and for good ingredients,” Ripert says.
That passion for ingredients had been on display just minutes before the interview, as Ripert prepared for the restaurant’s lunchtime opening.
I was always mesmerized by the flambé in the pan, and I loved the velvety yet spicy sauce.When an eccentric local chef took him under his wing, an eleven-year-old Ripert realized that food was more than just an escape: It was his calling.