This past year training and representing my country as the Bocuse d'Or candidate has been one of the most exciting of my life. It fostered an enormous sense of pride and community at The Greenbrier, allowed me to grow as a person and a chef.
The Michelin Guide to restaurants has been around for more than 100 years and claims more gravitas, by sheer longevity, than most other dining guides. Recognition bestowed by this particular institution can make or break a restaurant.
Photographing the creations of the world's best chefs is Thomas Schauer's deepest passion. "The food I photograph doesn't have to look perfect, it should look like -- it should be -- exactly what the chef created."