Chef Vincent Guerithault
Vincent Guerithault, chef/owner of Vincent on Camelback, is considered by many to be Phoenix's culinary prize.
For more than 23 years, Guerithault has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create a unique blend of flavors that has become his signature. With a style that constantly is evolving, Guerithault recently has brought a more Provenç al flair to his menu, reaching deeper into his French roots. Critics have noted that his menu always is "intriguing and inspiring," while his patrons describe the food as "sumptuous."
Guerithault's love for cooking began in his youth in France, where he worked at L'Oustau de Baumaniere in Les Baux de Provence, and Maxim's and Fauchon in Paris. He came to the United States in 1976 to be sous chef at Chicago's Le Français. Within 10 years, Guerithault opened Vincent on Camelback in Phoenix that helped put the city on the culinary map.
Guerithault was the first chef to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society. He has enjoyed countless commendations, including the James Beard award as "America's Best Chef: Southwest" and the prestigious "Chevalier de L'Ordre du Merite Agricole" on behalf of the Republic of France. For more than a decade, Zagat has ranked his restaurant as "most popular" and "best in area," and Mobil Travel Guide has awarded it four stars. Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel Holiday all have lauded Guerithault and his restaurant for his tempting food and attentive service. In 2003, Vincent's on Camelback placed 24th on the World's Top-50 Restaurants list by British based Restaurant Magazine
Guerithault teamed with Esquire's food and wine critic, John Mariani, to write Vincent's Cookbook, which has been
cited as "user friendly" by The New York Times and "packed with easy-to-create" according to the
San Francisco Chronicle. Additionally, Guerithault's culinary expertise has received rave reviews from critics across
the country, including Gourmet, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, Travel & Leisure, G.Q.,
Family Circle and The Arizona Republic. He also has been featured on the cover of Money magazine and appeared on NBC's "Today" show and "Live with Regis & Kathy Lee."
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