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Journeys In Taste

Experience Amazing

Ambitious, imaginative, unexpected - Lexus presents the Journey in Taste documentary series featuring Chef Vladmir Mukhin, celebrated artisan from Moscow. The story of Chef Mukhin is one of preserving the Russian taste through reinvention. Witness the authentic and evolving journey, in the true spirit of Lexus craftsmanship.

Daring Reinvention

VLADIMIR VIKTOROVICH MUKHIN

Biography

VLADIMIR VIKTOROVICH MUKHIN

Vladimir Mukhin is a cook in 5th generation. He started his career at 12 years old in the kitchen of a restaurant, where his father worked as Chef. In 2004 he graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with a specialty of "engineer-technologist of public catering". Took internship at the restaurant "Belgrad", "Kitai-Gorod", "Nostalgie", "Cafe Pushkin.
In 2000, he joined the team of the restaurant "Red Square, 1", headed by the famous chef Alexander Filin, President of the National Guild of Chefs. Together they opened “Buloshnaya” cafe in 2003, and one year later Vladimir headed its’ kitchen, becoming the youngest chef of the National Guild of Chefs.
Mukhin became the first chef in the history of modern Russian cuisine Russian to tour in France, where in 2009 along with French chef Christian Etienne he held a gala dinner "Russian Christmas" at the Michelin-starred «Christian Etienne» restaurant. As a chef, he opened restaurants “Zhitnaya, 10” and “Windsor”. He was trained at the restaurants La Barone (France), El Celler de Can Roca (Spain), Khajimi (Japan), Can Gobany (Spain).
Since 2012, he is the chef of the Moscow restaurant «White Rabbit». In 2014, he headed the kitchen of the restaurant «Red Fox» in Rosa Khutor, which became a gastronomic discovery of the Olympic season.
In 2017, he became the co-founder of IKRA, the 1st international gastronomy festival.

Awards & Prizes

VLADIMIR VIKTOROVICH MUKHIN

The Best young Chef of Russia-2013.

Vice-champion of international competition of young Chefs St. Pellegrino Cooking Cup (2013).

 In 2014, the White Rabbit restaurant became one of the best world’s restaurants among 100.

 In 2016, White Rabbit Restaurant took the 18rd place in the prestigious international rating, The World's 50 Best Restaurants, becoming the main gastronomic attraction of Moscow, and now keeps the 23d place.

 In 2017, the restaurant kept the 23d place in the top-50, and was awarded by French famous guide Gault & Millau with 4 cook's caps, while the Chef of White Rabbit Vladimir Mukhin was awarded as the Chef Legend.

 In 2018, White Rabbit climbed up to the 15th place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Philosophy

VLADIMIR VIKTOROVICH MUKHIN

Local seasonal products, modern techniques, new combinations – Vladimir Mukhin is one of the brightest representatives of modern Russian cuisine. He is looking for new products in gastronomical expeditions to create the latest trends, combining cocktails with food. He also actively tours and believes that his mission is to popularize Russian cuisine worldwide.