Brazilian chef whose Sao Paulo establishment, D.O.M., was ranked fourth in the world in a 2012 survey of restaurants.
He began his culinary training at age nineteen at the École Hôtelière de Namur in Belgium.
He transformed traditional Brazilian cuisine by making use of French and Italian culinary techniques.
He was born in São Paulo, Brazil.
He and Ludovic Lefebvre were fellow chefs.