Danish chef Rasmus Kofoed is the only person to earn a medal in three Bocuse d'Or cooking competitions; he won bronze in 2005, silver in 2007 and finally took home gold in 2011.
"The key, I think, to making an impact on all the judges is being yourself," he says. "When I won the gold, I was using ingredients and techniques very familiar to me, because they were from my restaurant. These were the ingredients I love and feel something special for. I cooked with my heart."