Eric Ripert

Eric Ripert is a chef, restaurateur and author. He is co-owner of Le Bernardin, and has opened Blue in Grand Cayman, Westend Bistro in Washington, D.C., and 10 Arts Bistro in Philadelphia in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. He is chair of City Harvest’s Food Council, a New York-based food rescue organization, as well as a recipient of France's Legion d’Honneur. He is the host of the television series “Avec Eric,” which has won Emmy and James Beard awards, and serves as a regular guest judge on “Bravo’s Top Chef.” Ripert is the author of four cookbooks.