World's most Michelin starred chef, France's JoÃ«l Robuchon, dies
JoÃ«l Robuchon, the chef with the most Michelin stars in the world, has died from cancer in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 73.
After stints as head chef at the HÃ´tel Concorde La Fayette in Paris and the CÃ©lÃ©britÃ©s restaurant in the capitalâs HÃ´tel Nikko (already earning himself two Michelin stars for the latter), Frenchman Robuchon opened his first restaurant, Le Jamin, in December 1981. Le Jamin was awarded its first Michelin star the year after, and it took only three years for the establishment to ratchet up the coveted three stars.
He was awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Franceâs Best Craftsman) title in 1976, and Chef of the Century by Gault Millau guide in 1989.
He retired from cooking at the age of 50, and instead focused on bringing cuisine to the masses via a daily television show, "Bon AppÃ©tit Bien SÃ»r".
He returned to gastronomy with the opening of his restaurant and signature concept LâAtelier de JoÃ«l Robuchon in 2003 both in Paris and Tokyo at the same time. He told French magazine LâObs that the idea was inspired by the âconvivialityâ of Spanish tapas bars. "I was looking for a formula where something can happen between the customers and the chefs," he said.
He went on to open other Atelier restaurants in Las Vegas, New York, London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Montreal, Shanghai and Bangkok.
Date created : 2018-08-06Source: Google News France | Netizen 24 France