You probably assume top chefs eat liky royalty all the time. Well, some might. But majority are probably like the rest of us saps—tossing together a simple combination of protein, carb, and veg at the end of a tumultuous day. But, that's not to say they haven't stumbled upon some fare they've tried in a restaurant or made themselves that made them stop and say That was the greatest thing I've eaten all year.

Here are those meals.

Also check out check out The 2016 food hall of shame and Food trends 2017: The heartiest, healthiest, and most delicious meals you'll devour this year for more 2016 food highlights.