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Biography & Contact

Thomas Keller

Upcoming Works

  • Current works:

    The French Laundry Cookbook (1999)
    Bouchon Cookbook (2004)
    Under Pressure (2008)
    Ad Hoc at Home (2009)

Causes I Support

  • Santa Rosa (California) Memorial Hospital
    Share Our Strength
    Heifer International
    March of Dimes

University Affiliation

  • Honorary degree of Doctor of Culinary Arts, Johnson and Wales University


  • Emmanuel Nunez, Creative Artists Agency

Contact Agents


  • Workman Publishing

Contact Publishers

  • Amy Corley, Workman Publishing, 212.614.7705


  • Continuously throughout my career, I've looked for support, encouragement, and reinforcement from various people at different times.

    My mother Elizabeth, Chef Roland Henin, and my brother Joseph are a few who come to mind and who played a pivotal role in my growth as a chef.

    What inspires me? Anything and everything. I try to be aware of everything that goes on around me.

    In the past I've been inspired by an ice cream cone...even a box of tapioca