The PeekScores of the World’s Top 10 Restaurants’ Head Chefs

Head Chefs
San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna have just released their annual list of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2015.

To both the actually knowledgeable as well as the dilettante gourmands and would-be globetrotters scattered across cyberspace, the list apparently contained some big surprises, and is not without some controversy. We’ll leave opining on all of that to the appropriate sources. What we’ve done here, to mark the release of this auspicious list, is take the head chef from each of the top 10 restaurants and put him through his PeekScore paces;  then pitting him against the others to see how they all measure up and compare in terms of online prominence, influence, impact, and presence.

For reference, and for contrast with the chefs list, here are the top 10 restaurants:

1) El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain
2) Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy
3) Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark
4) Central – Lima, Peru
5) Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA
6) Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain
7) Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, UK
8) Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan
9) D.O.M – Sao Paulo, Brazil
10) Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand

As for the chefs, this is not a measurement of their skills nor is it even a commentary on their fame in the world at large. Simply, this is a look at each of these men as they exist here in cyberspace; clicking through on the items in the below list will allow you to explore those online existences firsthand.


Rank Picture Name Restaurant – City PeekScore

Heston Blumenthal Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – London, UK 7.68 / 10.00

Joan Roca El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain 7.48 / 10.00

René Redzepi Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark 7.26 / 10.00

Alex Atala D.O.M – Sao Paulo, Brazil 7.25 / 10.00

Massimo Bottura Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy 7.14 / 10.00

Daniel Humm Eleven Madison Park – New York, USA 7.09 / 10.00

Yoshiro Narisawa Narisawa – Tokyo, Japan 7.03 / 10.00

Andoni Aduriz Mugaritz – San Sebastian, Spain 7.02 / 10.00

Virgilio Martínez Véliz Central – Lima, Peru 7.01 / 10.00

Gaggan Anand Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand 7.00 / 10.00