Essay on Thomas Keller Research
Thomas Keller is a highly acclaimed, wildly successful chef based in Yountville, California but operating throughout the United States. He is a self-made success in the culinary industry whose tenacious pursuit of excellence and unwillingness to compromise has brought him from humble origins to the top tier of American chefs and restaurateurs.
He was born on October 14th, 1955 to a military family in Oceanside, CA at Camp Pendleton. Although born in California, it was during his teenage years in Palm Beach, Florida where he first became interested in cooking and got his start in the kitchen. During the summertime, he would …show more content…
Due to the success of the French Laundry, in 1998 he was able to open up Bouchon Bistro down the street which provided a more moderately priced menu and a more relaxed atmosphere than the French Laundry. He joked at one point that he opened Bouchon so that he would have a place to eat after work at the French Laundry. Bouchon also saw great success and five years after the Bistro opened up, he opened Bouchon Bakery next door to Bouchon.
As Bouchon saw more and more success, he eventually opened a Bouchon restaurant in Las Vegas and began to expand his empire of restaurants beyond the Napa Valley. The ball had finally started rolling in his direction and as the momentum of his success increased, he opened more and more