Meet Eric Ripert – one of the most adored and celebrated chefs working in America today. Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin, which ranks 18 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The celebrated restaurant holds three stars from the Michelin Guide, a “29” food rating from the 2011 Zagat Guide, the highest of any restaurant in the city, and has upheld a four-star review from The New York Times for over two decades. It has never dropped a star throughout four reviews, and is the only restaurant to maintain four stars for that length of time. We proudly present his life story on Evolutionaries. Hear him recount his upbringing in Andorra, his time spent with Jean-Louis Palladin in Washington DC, and his career defining work at Le Bernadin. Discover how he overcame the oppressive confrontational kitchen culture of France to embrace a more relaxed and loving management style that he implemented in the kitchen at Le Bernadin. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.