Self-taught 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. The Fat Duck (Heston's restaurant 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. He also owns the Hind's Head Hotel, a village pub in Bray. Heston Blumenthal lives in Berkshire with his wife and three children.