Gastronomy magazine Le Chef, a French publication specialising in gastronomy, chefs and new developments in the restaurant business, has published the names it considers to be the world's best chefs.

As with its previous editions, the list has been put together based on the opinion of over 500 chefs the world over, who were mainly chosen because they hold two or three Michelin stars. So basically, this is a chef ranking created by chefs. In the survey they were asked which five chefs they believed best embodied the values of the profession and created cuisine that all lovers of good food should try without fail.

The survey resulted in the chef and owner of the restaurant Mirazur, Mauro Colagreco, of Italian Argentine origin, being proclaimed the 2020 World's Best Chef.

During his professional career, Colagreco has received various awards, amongst which worth noting are the "Revelation of the year" award and the "Chef of the year" award given by the prestigious restaurant guide Gault & Millau. His restaurant currently holds two Michelin stars and is officially considered the world's best restaurant by "The World's 50 Best Restaurants".

In second place, having climbed dramatically, is Christophe Bacquié of the Restaurant Christophe Bacquie, after climbing 28 positions compared to last year's classification.

Chef Bacquié was awarded the Best Worker in France award in 2004 and obtained two Michelin stars, the first in 2007 at his restaurant La Villa de Calvi, and the second in 2010 at his restaurant Hôtel Castellet.

Third place went to Arnaud Donckele of the Restaurant La Vague d'Or in Saint-Tropez. Proclaimed the World's Best Chef last year, Chef Donckele obtained two Michelin stars in 2010 and just three years later obtained his third.

Amongst the world's 100 best chefs, you'll find a total of eleven Spanish chefs, including Martín Berasategui, owner and chef of the Restaurant Martín Berasategui with three Michelin stars, Víctor Arguinzoniz, chef of the Restaurant Asador Etxebarri and Joan Roca, chef of the restaurant El Celler de Can Roca.

Here is the list of the World's 100 best chefs for 2020, according to Le Chef: