“Chef of The Century” Joel Robuchon Has Died. He was 73.

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French master chef Joel Robochon has passed at his home in Geneva, Switzerland after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.

Chef Robuchon was honored with the title of “Chef of The Century” and won more Michelin Stars than any other chef in history. In total the Frenchman earned 32 Stars across 13 countries.

He was well known for ushering in an era of “nouvelle cuisine” in which he brought previously expensive dishes to the masses by simplifying certain aspects.


“The older I get, the more I realize the truth is: the simpler the food, the more exceptional it can be,” he told Business Insider in 2014.

“I never try to marry more than three flavors in one dish. I like walking into a kitchen and knowing that the dishes are identifiable and the ingredients within them easy to detect.”

May he rest in peace.

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