Volume 8 2015– The Preservation Issue ($1.99 USD) is now available!

Also available are:
Volume 7 2014– The Community Issue ($1.99 USD)
Volume 6 2013 – The Senses Issue ($1.99 USD)
Volume 5 2013- The Design Issue ($1.99 USD)
Volume 4 2012 – The Garden Issue ($1.99 USD)
Volume 3 2012 – The Casual Dining Issue ($1.99 USD)
Volume 2 2011 – The Per Se Issue ($1.99 USD)
Volume 1 2010 - The French Laundry Issue ($1.99 USD)

Experience the digital edition of Finesse™, the magazine of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Finesse features original content about The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc, as well as stories rooted in the principals of these places. With contributors from across the culinary world, including Ruth Reichl, Jacques Pepin, Anthony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman, in addition to other chefs, artists, designers and thinkers, Finesse dives deep into where food comes from and our relationship with it. Each issue takes on a new theme, deepening a meaningful conversation about food and those who love to experience it. Themes of past issues have included: Design, the Garden, the Senses, and Preservation.

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Version 35

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Ratings and Reviews

As a professional chef in the trenches

Alec Bald-win

As a professional Chef, in the trenches,
so to speak, It is my job to be a standard bearer with and within my "brigade". Without exception I have been fortunate to lead a group of professionals that have chosen food as a lifestyle, with all the benefits it brings.
I need inspiration that is not contrived,
that exists in real time, so to speak.
Finesse gives me those quick glances into a magnetic and dynamic organization that remind me to do better, lead better, trust, train and cook
with my team in a fashion that they and
our community of customers deserves.
Thanks to all of the contributors, I never knew how far this could possibly go when food tapped me on the shoulder and then KO'd me for 30+ years.
Chef John Noel Gilbertson, CEC, ACE.


Norma Murguia

I love everything about it. Yes you have to pay for the actual magazine..but who cares? It's $2 bucks to read the thoughts of the immaculate Thomas Keller. Plus if you cant zoom in or blah blah blah, it offers a text version. Duh!! You must not be a chef or a fan of his work to complain. I highly recommend this app.



Terrible messaging from a wonderful chef! The app says it free but once you download it you have to pay for the content. You should know better!! Provide your customer with an experience worth their time and they will gladly pay. Provide less than ypur reputation deserves and your reputation will suffer. This product was not honest in its presentation. You would never do that on your menu.


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