Chef Heston Blumenthal has been described as a culinary alchemist for his innovative style of cuisine. His work researches the molecular compounds of dishes so as to enable a greater understanding of taste and flavour. His restaurant The Fat Duck, in Bray, Berkshire, was awarded three Michelin stars in 2004, and voted the Best Restaurant in the World by an international panel of 500 culinary experts in Restaurant Magazine’s The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2005 awards. He was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. He also owns the Hinds Head Hotel, a village pub in Bray. Blumenthal has published numerous cookbooks including The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, In Search of Perfection and Heston's Fantastical Feasts. Blumenthal lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.