Today's Special Phaidon Editors

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Get to know 100 of the most exciting rising-star chefs from around the world — as selected by 20 culinary masters

The international dining scene is a vast, ever-shifting landscape, and Today's Special is perfectly positioned to help readers navigate it. Twenty of the globe's leading chef-curators — 10 men and 10 women — have each selected five emerging chefs from around the world, showcasing a variety of styles of food, restaurants, and personalities. Each of the 100 selected chefs is profiled, with recipes, photographs, and menus, plus original commissioned essays that shed light on what makes a standout star in today's culinary realm.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 x 214 mm (11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 440 pp
  • Illustrations: 500 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838661359

Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors

"Celebrated food industry veterans from Daniela Soto-Innes to Yotam Ottolenghi herald the greatest up-and-coming culinary talent from around the world." —New York Times Book Review

"Just about every page will have home chefs sharpening their knives and globe-trotting gourmets updating their restaurant bucket lists." —Hemispheres

"A celebration of the next generation of culinary leaders." —Fabric Magazine

"The ultimate inspiration for when we can travel and visit restaurants again." —Sheerluxe MAN

"A beautiful tome." —Foodism

"[Today's Special] hopes to capture our culinary imaginations with the work of up-and-coming chefs." —The Herald

"This book will keep you entertained for hours on end." —Olive Magazine

"Impressively diverse." —Big Hospitality

"The world’s best and brightest new chefs." —Stylist

"An inspiring book."—The Cooking World

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