GENEVA, Switzerland — Chef Joël Robuchon passed away on August 6 at the age of 73, following a long battle with cancer.
The renowned French chef received 32 Michelin stars across 13 countries over the course of his career — the most to have been held by a single chef. Robuchon also garnered several awards and accolades throughout his career, including the Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris (the medal of the City of Paris) and the title of Best Restaurant in the World for Joël Robuchon restaurant in 1994.
Robuchon’s culinary legacy includes several books, TV shows and a global restaurant empire that encompasses 26 restaurants, tea salons and bars.
He is survived by his wife, Janine (nee Pallix) and their children, Sophie and Louis.