Joël Robuchon, French celebrity chef has died at age 73
August 06, 2018 9:00 AM
by Robert Mann
Joël Robuchon, the massively famous French celebrity chef has died at age 73.
The man who is credited with winning the most Michelin stars (31) in the world succumbed from cancer on Monday in Switzerland, just more than a year after being treated for pancreatic cancer.
Robuchon, named the "Chef of the Century" in 1989, operated a dozen restaurants across three continents including Las Vegas, Tokyo, Bangkok, Shanghai and Monaco.
The Las Vegas restaurant, opened in 2006 and located at the MGM Grand, was rated 3 stars in 2009 by the Michelin Guide, 5-stars by Forbes Travel Guide, and has been ranked by Wine Spectator and Travel and Leisure to be among the finest restaurants in the world. It was also ranked as one of the Top 5 best restaurants in the United States by Gourmet magazine.