Jean-Georges Vongerichten is Officially a US Citizen

The French chef is officially a citizen of the United States!
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is Officially a US Citizen

Twitter/ Jean-Georges Vongerichten

JGV announced on Twitter that he has officially been made a U.S. citizen.

Jean- Georges Vongerichten, whose ‘serene flagship’ Jean Georges again received four stars from The New York Times earlier this week, is now officially a United States citizen.

The chef made the happy announcement on Twitter this morning with a picture of himself in front of an American flag, holding his citizenship documents in one hand and waving a small flag in the other.

Vongerichten first arrived in the United States in 1985, and earned his first four-star rating from The New York Times a year later at the age of 29, as the executive chef at Lafayette in the Drake Swissôtel.

The chef opened his namesake restaurant Jean-Georges in 1997. The restaurant has three Michelin stars and is considered by the guide to be one of the top five best French restaurants in the Americas.

Many of JGV’s friends and fellow chefs took to Twitter to congratulate the chef:

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