Joel Robuchon, the French chef who owned and ran restaurants around the world including several that were awarded three Michelin stars, died today in Geneva aged 73.
French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the French chef, one of the most influential chefs in the world who inspired a generation of chefs, died of cancer.
The French chef was named the “chef of the century” by the Gault et Millau restaurant guide in 1990. Among his most iconic dishes was the Humber mashed potatoes cooked with a decadent amount of butter. He owned restaurants in cities from Paris to Monaco, Hong Kong to Las Vegas and Tokyo to Bangkok and over the past years was famous for his
Robuchon, known for his mashed potatoes among many other dishes, owned restaurants in cities including Paris, Monaco, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Bangkok.
He was the chef who held the most Michelin stars ever in 2016 with 32 (31 this year) including five three-star restaurants.
He started a revolution with his “Atelier concept” where diners set at a counter surrounding the kitchen and took no reservations. Most of these ‘workshops’ went on to become highly successful restaurants in many cities around the world.
His iconic book the Complete Robuchon is all you need to master French cooking.
Earlier this year, the other French legend Paul Bocuse passed away.