Joël Robuchon

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Robuchon in September 2011

Joël Robuchon (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔɛl ʁobyʃɔ̃], 7 April 1945 – 6 August 2018) was a French chef and restaurateur. He was born in Poitiers, France. Robuchon was named "Chef of the Century" by the guide Gault Millau in 1989.[1] He was awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (France's best worker) in cuisine in 1976. He published many cookbooks. He also hosted culinary television shows in France.[2][3]

Robuchon owned a dozen restaurants called: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Bangkok, Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Monaco, Montreal, Paris, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and New York City. He had a total of 32 Michelin Guide stars among them, the most of any chef in the world.[4][5]

Robuchon died from pancreatic cancer on 6 August, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 73.[6]

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  1. Leuzzi, Jennifer (9 August 2006). "A Top Chef Arrives in New York (Finally)". The New York Sun. Retrieved 25 November 2007.
  2. "Chefs Around the World" (PDF). Travel International. Spring 2005. p. 28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2007.
  3. "L'Atelier of Joel Robuchon: The Artistry of a Master Chef and His Proteges". Wiley & Sons. Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2007.
  4. Ng Kai Ling (20 October 2010). "Local flavour, world-class food". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  5. Masterchef: The Professionals 2010 (Episode 16)
  6. "Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73". BBC News. 6 August 2018.

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