Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin, which holds three stars from the Michelin Guide and has maintained a four-star rating from The New York Times for more than two decades. He is vice chairman of the board of City Harvest, a New York-based food rescue organization, as well as a recipient of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor. He serves as a regular guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and is the host of his own TV series, Avec Eric, which has won Emmy and James Beard awards. Ripert is the author of several cookbooks, his latest is 32 Yolks: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line.
Being bullied by his stepfather taught world-renowned chef Eric Ripert a lot about keeping your composure.