No Michelin Stars, please

In a few weeks time, a new documentary about the Michelin Guide and how it affects chefs will come out. 


Michelin Guide just came out all over the news for different reasons. One of the France's most illustrious cooks begs the famous Guide to remove his 3-Michelin stars.

Sebastien Bras, 46, whose restaurant Le Suquet in central France has the maximum rating, said that he wanted to be left out of the guide because he could no longer stand the pressure of trying to stay at the top.

Le Suquet was issued the coveted rating in 1999, and Bras is one of a select group of 27 French chefs to receive three stars — the Michelin Guide’s highest honor.

"You're inspected two or three times a year, you never know when. Every meal that goes out could be inspected. That means that every day, one of the 500 meals that leaves the kitchen could be judged," Bras said.

The French chef said he would continue to create succulent dishes “without wondering whether my creations will appeal to Michelin’s inspectors.” Michelin is now reviewing Bras' request.