‘Chef of the Century’ Joël Robuchon dies in Geneva
The French master chef Joël Robuchon, who was awarded more than 30 Michelin stars, has died in Geneva at the age of 73, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
In addition to his Michelin status, M. Robuchon was named ‘Chef of the Century’ by the Gault et Millau restaurant guide in 1990.
He built up a culinary empire across the world. In 2016, he held a world record 32 Michelin stars. This year, he still had 31 stars, including five three-star restaurants. He owned restaurants in cities including Paris, Monaco, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Bangkok.
M. Robuchon has been celebrated throughout his career and is credited with creating the world’s best mashed potato and throwing a plate at a young and ‘difficult’ Gordon Ramsay – the only time he said he ever threw crockery at anyone.
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