A Wealth of Insight: The World's Best Chefs on Creativity, Leadership and Perfection

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8.5 X 11.02 X 0.75 inches | 2.2 pounds

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About the Author

Rahim B. Kanani is a leadership, luxury, travel and dining contributor to a number of global publications, and has interviewed more than 600 of the world's foremost executives and innovators on leadership, management and creativity. His first book, A Wealth of Insight: The World's Best Luxury Hoteliers on Leadership, Management, and the Future of 5-Star Hospitality (2018), was critically-acclaimed by leading hospitality schools and industry executives as required reading for current and aspiring luxury hotel managers. His second book, A Wealth of Insight: The World's Best Chefs on Creativity, Leadership and Perfection (Spring 2019), profiles nearly 45 culinary icons who have collectively amassed nearly 100 Michelin stars, and who regularly appear atop the World's 50 Best Restaurants, La Liste, James Beard and other international rankings and awards. Contact: www.rahimkanani.com.


"The first-ever comprehensive and authentic exploration of originality in contemporary cuisine. A Wealth of Insight is a true world atlas of creativity and innovation of the 21st century kitchen."--From the Foreword by Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli 1846 and elBulli Foundation, Five-time Winner of the World's Best Restaurant

"A wide-ranging yet focused introspective on culinary creativity that dives straight into the motivations, setbacks and ultimate successes of gastronomic talent around the world. A Wealth of Insight is a remarkable inspiration for young and experienced chefs alike."--Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of New York's Le Bernardin, La Liste's 2019 Best Restaurant in the World and holder of 3 Michelin Stars, New York Times bestselling author of 32 Yolks

"As someone who spent over a decade assessing the world's best restaurants as a Senior Inspector for Michelin Guides, A Wealth of Insight was particularly fascinating as it delves into the mindsets of these great chefs. Perfection, creativity, inspiration, and impact are all explored along with the pragmatism of mastering technique, leading a team, cataloging ideas, and learning from failure. The reader becomes a stagiaire, gleaning invaluable insights from those at the very pinnacle of the restaurant industry. An enlightening and inspiring book for working chefs, aspiring chefs, restauranteurs, and gastronomes."--Heather Soto, Former Senior Inspector, Michelin Guides

"A brilliant look at creativity and leadership through the lens of today's culinary icons. A Wealth of Insight is destined to become a classic source of inspiration and innovation for gastronomes all over the world."--Luiz F. Costa Macambira, CEO and Editor, Forbes Monaco

"A Wealth of Insight is a fascinating view into the life, mind and kitchen of many of the world's greatest chefs. In my role as the leader of a large culinary school, I see A Wealth of Insight as a sophisticated and worldly instruction manual, not for cooking techniques, but for attitude. Every student at ICE should use Kanani's book as a reference for career guidance, culinary wisdom and creative inspiration."--Rick Smilow, CEO, Institute of Culinary Education, New York City and Los Angeles

"Creativity often separates the leaders from the followers. Kanani's A Wealth of Insight does an impressive job in chronicling and condensing the vast knowledge and experience on the subject garnered by many of the world's leading chefs. He also presents these insights in a way that is accessible, inspiring and compelling. This book is an essential resource for anyone aspiring to scale the heights of the culinary world."--Dr. Tim Ryan, President, The Culinary Institute of America

"Through expertly conducted interviews with top chefs, Kanani goes directly to the source to unpack how emotions are an integral part of creativity in the restaurant industry. A fascinating read for anyone hoping to achieve their dreams through creative endeavor."--Jessica Hoffmann, PhD, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

"A Wealth of Insight reveals that the creative process is less about individual genius and more about remaining connected to greater historical traditions, being receptive to everyday influences, harnessing fleeting inspiration, and a willingness to explore the unknown."--Edward P. Clapp, Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education