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Professional Chef and Restaurant Books

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Our Chef and Restaurant book collection is designed specifically for culinary professionals and enthusiasts who are serious about their craft. Our extensive collection of books covers a wide range of topics, from classic French cuisine to modernist techniques and everything in between.

Here you will find books by professional chefs and great restaurants, recipes and food served at Michelin-starred restaurants, professional chef techniques, and imported books showcasing chefs and restaurants from around the world.

Chef and restaurant cookbooks

These professional chef cookbooks feature the work of leading cooks and great restaurants from all over the world. You'll find imported cookbooks from France, Spain, Denmark, Mexico, and many other countries, including the newest books by famous chefs and innovative rising stars. 

We've also included the latest in magazines for food professionals, as well as works on culinary techniques for restaurants and food artisans.

Michelin Star restaurant cookbooks

The most interesting chef cookbooks take many forms. Some are elaborate showcases for beautiful food photography, offering stunning presentations of the food just as it is served at Michelin-starred restaurants. Others are more thoughtful, including ruminations on the sources of culinary creativity from people who have devoted their lives to it.

Books for professional cooks

Professional chef cookbooks are sometimes called coffee table books by those who don’t understand how restaurant professionals work. These are not books to show off to visiting friends. Instead, they are books to help professional cooks and chefs understand what their colleagues are doing and how the professional culinary game is being played all over the world.

In the same way that a sculptor might visit a museum to be inspired by the works of Rodin or Louise Bourgeois, cooks seek out books by their colleagues to spark their imagination and find new paths for their creativity.

Imported chef and restaurant cookbooks

We take real pleasure in finding the best chef books from other countries. In many cases, we import the books directly from the restaurants they represent. We value our relationships with professional chefs, as customers and as authors and publishers.

We are always hunting for new professional chef cookbooks. So, if you have written a book about your restaurant, we want to hear from you! And if you are searching for a restaurant cookbook you do not find on our website, please email us and ask about it. We’ll be delighted to do everything to find it for you.

We are proud of this selection of what we think are some of the greatest chef books in the world.

Which chef or restaurant book should you buy?

If you don't have a specific chef or restaurant book in mind, the choice might seem overwhelming, but we can help you find something suitable.

Since 1983  we have taken the time to read and review every book we sell. The descriptions you read on our website are our honest thoughts on what the book delivers based on our extensive knowledge of the field. We consider what makes a book a great choice and who would benefit from reading it. We look at whether it excels in any particular way or has any weaknesses. We understand that not every book will be the perfect fit for every reader, but we strive to find the book that best suits your needs.

If you're looking for something specific or don't know where to start, feel free to reach out to us by email. We're always happy to help, and if needed, we'll do our best to track down the exact book you're looking for.

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