One of the world's most successful chefs learns to lose the rage and find the peaceful path.
By Eric Ripert as told to Zagat Stories
Eric Ripert is the world-famous chef behind the legendary success of New York’s Le Bernardin. But Ripert was a product of old-school French kitchen culture, and in his early days in New York, he replicated the abusive, toxic behaviors he’d endured coming up. Despite his success, the perpetual anger and stress made him realize he’d never enjoy the fruits of his accomplishments without radically recalibrating his mental and emotional process—both inside and outside the kitchen.