French chef Joël Robuchon dead at 73

A preeminent French chef has sadly passed away.

Joël Robuchon, the “Cook of the Century,” died on Monday in Geneva at the age of 73.

Record Holder

Few, if any, would challenge Robuchon’s skills in the kitchen.

He has more Michelin Guide stars than any other chef in history at 32.

Some of his more notable restaurants are: Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, which has 3 Michelin stars; La Table de Joël Robuchon in Paris, which has 2 Michelin stars; Le Chateau de Joël Robuchon in Tokyo, which has 3 Michelin stars; Robuchon au Dôme in Macau, which has 3 Michelin stars; and L’Atelier do Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong, which also has 3 Michelin stars.

Notable Awards

Along with his impressive list of Michelin star restaurants is a list of awards, of which any chef would be happy to have won one.

The Hotel Concierge Association awarded him the Best French Restaurant in Las Vegas from 2006 to 2010.

He also won the Laurent Perrier 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award at the S. Pellegrino Wolrd’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2009.

In 1976, he was named the Meiller Ouvrier de France, or the best artisan or worker in France.

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He was also Gault et Millau’s Cook of the Century in 1990.

To put it simply, he set the measuring stick to which all French chefs will be held for decades to come.

He will be missed.

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