French master chef Joël Robuchon, who mentored Gordon Ramsay, has died aged 73
Robuchon was for years, holder of the most Michelin stars in the world.
French chef Joël Robuchon has died aged 73.
A spokeswoman for Robuchon confirmed his death, with French TV station BFM and newspaper Le Figaro reporting that he died in Geneva on Monday from cancer.
He was named among the best craftsmen in France in 1976, crowned cook of the century in 1990, was one of the cooks at the “dinner of the century”, and, for years, holder of the most Michelin stars in the world.
Joel Robuchon 1947-2018— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) August 6, 2018
A very sad day for any of us in our industry and for the millions of other who were touched by this amazing man. When I was 23 I almost crapped myself being part of a team cooking him a birthday dinner in NYC. Over the years he was beyond kind to me. #sad
Robuchon was known for his constant innovation and even playfulness in the kitchen — a revelation to the traditional world of French cuisine.
He had built an empire of gourmet restaurants across the world.