Chef Pierre Thiam at Ultimo 2017 at the Venetian Las Vegas

At this year's Ultimo culinary extravaganza, Chef Pierre Thiam was asked by Thomas Keller to join a global team of chefs presenting dishes that will both represent their specialties and hint at their countries of origin, in a dinner whose theme is Le Grand Voyage. With Thiam representing Africa, the other chefs in this star lineup includes Keller representing the United States, Jérôme Bocuse for France, Paul Bartolotta for Italy, Vikram Vij for India, Emma Bengtsson for Sweden, Curtis Stone and Shaun Hergatt for Australia, and Ming Tsai for Asia.